16:3 He followed in the footsteps of 1 the kings of Israel. He passed his son through the fire, 2 a horrible sin practiced by the nations 3 whom the Lord drove out from before the Israelites.
2 Kings 16:10Context
16:10 When King Ahaz went to meet with King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria in Damascus, he saw the altar there. 4 King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest a drawing of the altar and a blueprint for its design. 5
1 tn Heb “he walked in the way of.”
2 sn This may refer to child sacrifice, though some interpret it as a less drastic cultic practice. For discussion see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 266-67.
3 tn Heb “like the abominable practices of the nations.”
4 tn Heb “in Damascus.”
5 tn Heb “the likeness of the altar and its pattern for all its work.”