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.