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1 Kings 11:7-10

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  11:8 He built high places for all his foreign wives so they could burn incense and make sacrifices to their gods. 6 

11:9 The Lord was angry with Solomon because he had shifted his allegiance 7  away from the Lord, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him on two occasions 8  11:10 and had warned him about this very thing, so that he would not follow other gods. 9  But he did not obey 10  the Lord’s command.

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 Heb “and the same thing he did for all his foreign wives, [who] were burning incense and sacrificing to their gods.”

7 tn Heb “bent his heart.”

8 sn These two occasions are mentioned in 1 Kgs 3:5 and 9:2.

9 tn Heb “and had commanded him concerning this thing not to walk after other gods.”

10 tn Or “keep.”

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