2 Kings 23:5

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 23:5  (King James Version)
And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven.
 


put down
Hebrew caused to cease. the idolatrous priests.
Heb
Chemarim.
Hosea 10:5 ; *marg:
"Foretold Zephaniah 1:4 ,5."

planets
or, twelve signs, or constellations.
So the Vulgate {duodecim signa,} "the twelve signs," i
e., the zodiac; which is the most probable meaning of the word {mazzaloth,} from the Arabic {manzeel,} a {caravanserai,} house,
or dwelling, as being the apparent dwellings of the sun in his annual course; and the Targumists and Rabbins often employ the words {tereysar mazzalaya,} to denote the signs of the zodiac.* all the host.
21:3,4 Jer 8:1,2 44:17-19
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