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1 Kings 11:7

Context
11:7 Furthermore, 1  on the hill east of Jerusalem 2  Solomon built a high place 3  for the detestable Moabite god Chemosh 4  and for the detestable Ammonite god Milcom. 5 

1 Kings 11:33

Context
11:33 I am taking the kingdom from him 6  because they have 7  abandoned me and worshiped the Sidonian goddess Astarte, the Moabite god Chemosh, and the Ammonite god Milcom. They have not followed my instructions 8  by doing what I approve and obeying my rules and regulations, like Solomon’s father David did. 9 

1 tn Heb “then.”

2 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8 tn Heb “walked in my ways.”

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



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