He also removed Maacah his grandmother
Now send out messengers
They abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God; they made two metal calves and an Asherah pole, bowed down to all the stars in the sky,
He removed the Asherah pole from the Lord’s temple and took it outside Jerusalem to the Kidron Valley, where he burned it.
So David again asked God what he should do.
He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he set up altars for the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky
“As for those who consecrate and ritually purify themselves so they can follow their leader and worship in the sacred orchards,
My people, recall how King Balak of Moab planned to harm you,
Shepherd your people with your shepherd’s rod,
I was attentive that night and saw a man seated
That night the Lord said to him, “Take the bull from your father’s herd, as well as a second bull, one that is seven years old.
The Lord will attack Israel, making it like a reed that sways in the water.
until I come and take you to a land just like your own – a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Then you will live and not die. Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, “The Lord will rescue us.”
He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed; he set up altars for Baal and made an Asherah pole just like King Ahab of Israel had done. He bowed down to all the stars in the sky
He put an idol of Asherah he had made in the temple, about which the Lord had said to David and to his son Solomon, “This temple in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will be my permanent home.
The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests,
He also tore down the altar in Bethel
King Asa also removed Maacah his grandmother
The Annals of the Prophets include his prayer, give an account of how the Lord responded to it, record all his sins and unfaithful acts, and identify the sites where he built high places and erected Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself.
He ordered the altars of the Baals to be torn down,