And they set them up images and groves in every high hill,
and under every green tree.
] That is, statues and idols; for groves of trees could not be set under green trees; but they placed idols of stone, and of wood, as the latter were, in such places as Heathens were wont to do; see ( Jeremiah 3:6 ) (See Gill on 1 Kings 14:23), so the Indians to this day have idols dispersed here and there in the fields, placed in little groves, or at the foot of some hill that casts a shadow F8.
F8 Agreement of Customs between the East Indians and Jews, art. 5. p. 34.