Dictionary Mode: easton:High place
High place @ an eminence, natural or artificial, where worship by sacrifice or offerings was made (kjvKings:13:32; 2Kings:17:29). The first altar after the Flood was built on a mountain Genesis:8:20). Abraham also built an altar on a mountain (12:7-8). It was on a mountain in Gilead that Laban and Jacob offered sacrifices (31:54). After the Israelites entered the Promised Land they were strictly enjoined to overthrow the high places of the Canaanites Exodus:34:13; Deuteronomy:7:5 Deuteronomy:12:2-3), and they were forbidden to worship the Lord on high places Deuteronomy:12:11-14), and were enjoined to use but one altar for sacrifices Leviticus:17:3-4; Deuteronomy:12; 16:21). The injunction against high places was, however, very imperfectly obeyed, and we find again and again mention made of them ( 2Kings:14:4 2Kings:15:4 2Kings:15:35: 2Chronicals:15:17, etc.).
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