3:2 Now the people were offering sacrifices at the high places, 1 because in those days a temple had not yet been built to honor the Lord. 2 3:3 Solomon demonstrated his loyalty to the Lord by following 3 the practices 4 of his father David, except that he offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places.
1 sn Offering sacrifices at the high places. The “high places” were places of worship that were naturally or artificially elevated.
2 tn Heb “for the name of the
3 tn Heb “Solomon loved the
4 tn Or “policies, rules.”
5 tn Heb “for it was the great high place.”
6 tn The verb form is an imperfect, which is probably used here in a customary sense to indicate continued or repeated action in past time. See GKC 314 §107.b.