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2 Kings 23:4

Overview - 2 Kings 23
Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly.
He renews the covenant of the Lord.
He destroys idolatry.
15 He burns dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was fore-prophesied.
21 He keeps a most solemn passover.
24 He puts away witches and all abomination.
26 God's final wrath against Judah.
29 Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain at Megiddo.
31 Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who makes Jehoiakim king.
36 Jehoiakim's wicked reign.
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2 Kings 23:4  (King James Version)
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
 


priests of the second order
These were either such as occasionally supplied the high priest's office, or those of the second course or order established by David
See the References.
1 Chronicles 24:4-19 ; Matthew 26:3 ; 27:1

the keepers
22:4 1 Chronicles 26:1-19

to bring
2 Kings 21:3 2 Kings 21:7 2 Chronicles 33:3 2 Chronicles 33:7 ; 2 Chronicles 34:3 2 Chronicles 34:4

Baal
17:16 Judges 2:13 ; 1 Kings 16:31 ; 1 Kings 18:19 1 Kings 18:26 1 Kings 18:40 19:18 Isaiah 27:9 ; Jeremiah 7:9

Kidron
2 Samuel 15:23 ; John 18:1

Cedron
Beth-el.
1 Kings 12:29 ; Hosea 4:15 ; Amos 4:4
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