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2 Kings 23:13


The king ruined the high places east of Jerusalem, south of the Mount of Destruction, 1  that King Solomon of Israel had built for the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, the detestable Moabite god Chemosh, and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom.


Nu 21:29; Jud 2:13; Jud 10:6; Jud 11:24; 1Sa 7:4; 1Sa 12:10; 1Ki 11:5,33; 1Ki 11:7; Ne 13:26; Jer 48:7,13,16; Zep 1:5

NET © Notes

sn This is a derogatory name for the Mount of Olives, involving a wordplay between מָשְׁחָה (mashÿkhah), “anointing,” and מַשְׁחִית (mashÿkhit), “destruction.” See HALOT 644 s.v. מַשְׁחִית and M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 289.

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