2 Kings 17:10

10 They set up sacred stones and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every spreading tree.

Read 2 Kings 17:10 Using Other Translations

And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
They set up for themselves pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,
They set up sacred pillars and Asherah poles at the top of every hill and under every green tree.

What does 2 Kings 17:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Kings 17:10

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.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Agreement of Customs between the East Indians and Jews, art. 5. p. 34.
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