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1 Kings 11:5

11:5 Solomon worshiped 1  the Sidonian goddess Astarte and the detestable Ammonite god Milcom. 2 

1 Kings 11:7

11:7 Furthermore, 3  on the hill east of Jerusalem 4  Solomon built a high place 5  for the detestable Moabite god Chemosh 6  and for the detestable Ammonite god Milcom. 7 

1 Kings 11:33

11:33 I am taking the kingdom from him 8  because they have 9  abandoned me and worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte, the Moabite god Chemosh, and the Ammonite god Milcom. They have not followed my instructions 10  by doing what I approve and obeying my rules and regulations, like Solomon’s father David did. 11 

1 tn Heb “walked after.”

2 tn Heb “Milcom, the detestable thing of the Ammonites.”

3 tn Heb “then.”

4 sn The hill east of Jerusalem refers to the Mount of Olives.

map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

5 sn A high place. The “high places” were places of worship that were naturally or artificially elevated (see 1 Kgs 3:2).

6 tn Heb “Chemosh, the detestable thing of Moab.”

7 tc The MT reads “Molech,” but Milcom must be intended (see vv. 5, 33).

8 tn The words “I am taking the kingdom from him” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

9 tc This is the reading of the MT; the LXX, Syriac, and Vulgate read “he has.”

10 tn Heb “walked in my ways.”

11 tn Heb “by doing what is right in my eyes, my rules and my regulations, like David his father.”

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