Natural heights were sometimes the sites of shrines devoted to the Lord. However, the term usually refers to the places where shrines were set up to foreign gods, especially shrines where the worship of the Lord was in rivalry with Jerusalem.
High places regarded as unsatisfactory places to worship the Lord2Ch 32:12See also2Ki 18:4 The presence of Asherah poles is evidence of a consort for the Lord, typical of Baal worship, but alien to the Biblical concept of God; 2Ch 31:1
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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