High Places
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High Places

The ancient Canaanites, and other nations, worshipped the heavenly bodies and their idols upon hills, mountains, and artificial elevations. The Israelites were commanded to destroy these places of idol worship, De 12:2, but instead of this, they imitated the heathen, and at first worshipped Jehovah in high places, 1 Samuel 9:12 1 Kings 3:4, and afterwards idols, 1 Kings 11:7 2 Kings 17:10,11. Here also they built chapels or temples, "houses of the high places," 1 Kings 13:32 2 Kings 17:29, and had regular priests, 1 Kings 12:32 2 Kings 17:32. Different groves were sacred to different gods; and the high places were inseparably linked to idolatry. Hence one reason why Jehovah required the festivals and sacrifices of the Jews to be centered at his temple in Jerusalem; that the people of the living and only true God might be delivered from the temptations of the groves, and witness as one man against idolatry. The prophets reproach the Israelites for worshipping on the high places; the destroying of which was a duty, but the honor of performing it is given to few princes in Scripture, though several of them were zealous for the law. Before the temple was built, the high places were not absolutely contrary to the law, provided God only was adored there. Under the judges, they seem to have been tolerated in some exceptional cases; and Samuel offered sacrifice in several places where the ark was not present. Even in David's time, the people sacrificed to the Lord at Shiloh, Jerusalem, and Gibeon. The high places were much frequented in the kingdom of Israel; and on these hills they often adored idols, and committed a thousand abominations. See BAMOTH and GROVES.

Strong's Hebrew
1181. baale bamoth -- lords of (the) high places
... lords of (the) high places. Transliteration: baale bamoth Phonetic Spelling:
(bah-al-ay' baw-moth') Short Definition: heights. ... lords of the high places. ...
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1116. bamah -- a high place
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition a high place NASB Word Usage heights
(3), high place (19), high places (76), places (1), waves (1). ...
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7413. ramah -- height, high place
... place. Word Origin from rum Definition height, high place NASB Word Usage
height (1), high place (3), high places (1). high place. ...
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4791. marom -- height
... Word Usage above* (1), exalted (1), exalted places (1), haughtily (2), heaven (1),
heavens (1), height (4), heights (9), high (28), high places (2), loftiness ...
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1921. hadar -- to honor, adorn, perhaps to swell
... 1), defer* (1), honor (1), majestic (1), partial (1), respected (1), rough places
(1). ... active or passive); by implication, to favor or honour, be high or proud ...
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Library

Spiritual Religion in High Places --Rous, Vane, and Sterry
... CHAPTER XIV SPIRITUAL RELIGION IN HIGH PLACES"ROUS, VANE, AND STERRY. The
spiritual struggles which culminated in the great upheaval ...
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Asa's Reformation, and Consequent Peace and victory
... the Lord his God; 3. For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high
places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves: 4. And commanded ...
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Prayer and Humility
... gaze. It does not seek publicity nor hunt for high places, neither does
it care for prominence. Humility is retiring in its nature. ...
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The Earlier Hebrew Histories.
... "Samuel," says Professor Robertson Smith, "sacrifices on many high places, Saul
builds altars, David and his son Solomon permit the worship at the high places ...
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Feeding in the Ways
... FEEDING IN THE WAYS. 'They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in
all high places.' Isaiah 49:9. ... 'Their pasture shall be in all high places.'. ...
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Jehoshaphat's Reform
... riches and honour in abundance.6. And his heart was lifted up in the ways of the
Lord: moreover he took away the high places and groves out of Judah.7. Also in ...
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Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity. Be Strong in the Lord
... flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ...
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Political Religion
... 31. And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest
of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi.32. And ...
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A Soul's Tragedy
... borne. There are few men, holding high places in any walk of life, who could
have stood such a comparison without wincing. Suppose ...
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A Kingdom's Epitaph
... they had made.9. And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were
not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all ...
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Subtopics

High

High Day

High Gate or Gate Of Benjamin

High Place

High Places

High Places of the Canaanites to be Destroyed

High Places used for Idolatrous Worship

High Places: A Term Used to Describe Places of Worship

High Places: Adorned With Tapestry

High Places: Arnon

High Places: Asa Destroys

High Places: Aven

High Places: Baal

High Places: Bamah

High Places: Built By Ahaz

High Places: Built By Jehoram

High Places: Built By Jeroboam

High Places: Built By Manasseh

High Places: Built By People of Israel

High Places: Built By People of Judah

High Places: Built By Solomon

High Places: Destroyed: Asa, Partially

High Places: Destroyed: Hezekiah

High Places: Destroyed: Jehoshaphat

High Places: Destroyed: Josiah

High Places: Enchantments Used Upon

High Places: Gibeon

High Places: God Sometimes Worshipped On

High Places: Hezekiah Destroys

High Places: Jehoshaphat Destroys

High Places: Josiah Destroys

High Places: Licentious Practices At

High Places: Not Removed: Amaziah

High Places: Not Removed: Azariah

High Places: Not Removed: Jehoash

High Places: Not Removed: Jotham

High Places: Priests Ordained For

High Places: Sacrifices and Incense offered to Idols Upon

High Places: Signify a Place of Idolatrous Worship

High Places: Surrounded With Groves

High Places: The Idolatrous, to be Destroyed

High Places: The Jews: Built, in all Their Streets

High Places: The Jews: Built, in Their Cities

High Places: The Jews: Condemned for Building

High Places: The Jews: Provoked God With

High Places: The Jews: Punished For

High Places: The Jews: Threatened With Destruction of

High Places: Tophet

High Places6813 Priest

High Priest

High Things

The High Priest was Called: God's High Priest

The High Priest was Called: Ruler of the People

The High Priest was Called: The Priest

The High Priest were for Beauty and Ornament

The High Priest: Assisted by a Deputy

The High Priest: Consecrated to his office

The High Priest: Duties of Appointing Priests to offices

The High Priest: Duties of Bearing Before the Lord the Names of Israel for a Memorial

The High Priest: Duties of Blessing the People

The High Priest: Duties of Consecrating the Levites

The High Priest: Duties of Enquiring of God by Urim and Thummim

The High Priest: Duties of Lighting the Sacred Lamps

The High Priest: Duties of Making Atonement in the Most Holy Place Once a Year

The High Priest: Duties of Offering Gifts and Sacrifices

The High Priest: Duties of Presiding in the Superior Court

The High Priest: Duties of Taking Charge of Money Collected in the Sacred Treasury

The High Priest: Duties of Taking the Census of the People

The High Priest: Family of Eli Degraded from office of, for Bad Conduct

The High Priest: Forbidden to Mourn for Any

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in Being Made Without an Oath

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in Being of the Order of Aaron

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in Entering Into Holiest Every Year

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in Needing to Make Atonement for his own Sins

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in not Being Able to Continue

The High Priest: Inferior to Christ in Offering oftentimes the Same Sacrifices

The High Priest: Made by Divine Wisdom Given to Bezaleel

The High Priest: Needed to Sacrifice for Himself

The High Priest: Next in Rank to the King

The High Priest: Office of, Made Annual by the Romans

The High Priest: Office of, Promised to the Posterity of Phinehas for his Zeal

The High Priest: Often Exercised Chief Civil Power

The High Priest: Sometimes Deposed by the Kings

The High Priest: Sometimes Enabled to Prophesy

The High Priest: Special Garments of Breastplate

The High Priest: Special Garments of Broidered Coat

The High Priest: Special Garments of Ephod With Its Curious Girdle

The High Priest: Special Garments of Girdle

The High Priest: Special Garments of Linen Mitre

The High Priest: Special Garments of Plate or Crown of Gold

The High Priest: Special Garments of Robe of the Ephod

The High Priest: Specially Called of God

The High Priest: The Deputy of Called the Second Priest

The High Priest: The Deputy of had Oversight of the Levites

The High Priest: The Deputy of had Oversight of the Tabernacle

The High Priest: The office of, Hereditary

The High Priest: To be Tender and Compassionate

The High Priest: To Marry a Virgin of Aaron's Family

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Alone Entering Into Most Holy Place

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Bearing the Names of Israel Upon his Heart

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Being Called of God

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Being Liable to Temptation

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Blessing

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Compassion and Sympathy for the Weak and Ignorant

The High Priest: Typified Christ in His Appointment

The High Priest: Typified Christ in His Title

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Holiness of office

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Interceding

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Making Atonement

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Marrying a Virgin

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Performing by Himself all the Services on Day of Atonement

The High Priest: Typified Christ in Splendid Dress

The High Priest: Wore the Ordinary Priest's Garments when Making Atonement In

The High Priest: Worn at his Consecration

The High Priest: Worn at his Consecration: Descended to his Successors

The High Priest: Worn at his Consecration: Worn Seven Days After Consecration

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