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2 Kings 23:4

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23:4 The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests, 1  and the guards 2  to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the items that were used in the worship of 3  Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. 4  The king 5  burned them outside of Jerusalem in the terraces 6  of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. 7 

1 tn Heb “the priests of the second [rank],” that is, those ranked just beneath Hilkiah.

2 tn Or “doorkeepers.”

3 tn Heb “for.”

4 tn Heb “all the host of heaven” (also in v. 5).

5 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the king) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

6 tn Or “fields.” For a defense of the translation “terraces,” see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 285.

7 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.



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