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High place


High place, or place of worship, in biblical times referred to shrine built on hills throughout Erez Israel; although the term might also refer to a raised altar. After the Temple was built in Jerusalem, it was considered idolatrous to worship at such shrines, and during the reigns of Hezekiah and Josiah they were removed. A.G.H.


Sources:

Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 428



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