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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 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).

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