2 Kings 23:4

Josiah’s Reforms

4 Then the king commanded Hilkiah a the high priest and the priests of the second rank b and the doorkeepers to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the articles made for
Baal: A fertility god who was the main god of the Canaanite religion and the god of rain and thunderstorms; also the Hebrew word meaning "lord," "master," "owner," or "husband"
Asherah(s): A Canaanite fertility goddess, who was the mother of the god Baal; also the wooden poles associated with the worship of her
Asherah, and the whole heavenly
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
host. f He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel. g
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