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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

High Places

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We meet with frequent mention in the Bible of high places. Perhaps in the original design of them, they had been made sacred spots, and hallowed to the service of the true God of Israel; but, in process of time, they were used for idol-worship. The people called them Bamah, or, perhaps more properly, Bamoth, (See Ezekiel 20:29) Those places were continued to the days of Christ, and called Proseuchy, or prayer-houses. Some of the kings of Israel, though going a good way in a spirit of reform, had not courage enough, or wanted the grace, to abolish those places of idol-worship. See (1 Kings 22:43) Of good king Josiah, much praise was due to him on this account. See (2 Kings 23:15)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'High Places'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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