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2 Chronicles 28:3

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28:3 He offered sacrifices in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom and passed his sons through the fire, 1  a horrible sin practiced by the nations 2  whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites.

1 sn This may refer to child sacrifice, though some interpret it as a less drastic cultic practice (NEB “burnt his sons in the fire”; NASB “burned his sons in the fire”; NIV “sacrificed his sons in the fire”; NRSV “made his sons pass through fire”). For discussion see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 266-67.

2 tn Heb “like the abominable practices of the nations.”



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