Howbeit the high places were not removed
As they were not by his father, and the same is observed of the best of kings before:
the people sacrificed and burnt incense still in the high places;
from which they could not be brought off by prophets or kings:
he built the higher gate of the house of the Lord;
which was between the temple and the king's palace, which led to it; this he repaired and beautified, or added something to it; or otherwise it was built by Solomon, and therefore called the new gate, ( Jeremiah 26:10 ) ( 36:10 ) it is the same that was afterwards called the gate of Nicanor; the east gate, as say the Jewish writers F11.
F11 T. Bab. Sotah, fol. 7. 1. Gloss. in ib. Maimon. Cele Hamikdash, c. 7. sect. 6.