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2 Kings 13:6

Nevertheless they did not turn away from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, with which he made Israel sin, but walked in them; and the Asherah also remained standing in Samaria.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Groves;   Jehoahaz;   Rulers;   Samaria;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ben-Hadad;   Groves;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Israel;   Jehoahaz;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Zeal;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Damascus;   Hazael;   Jehoahaz;   Jonah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Asherah;   Damascus;   Hazael;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asherah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Damascus;   Jehoahaz ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Hazael;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Grove;   Jehoahaz;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jeho'ahaz;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Rove;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Hazael;   Images;   Jehoahaz;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Chastity;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The grove also in Samaria - Asherah, or Astarte, remained in Samaria, and there was she worshipped, with all her abominable rites.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-13.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

But walked therein - Rather, “he walked therein,” meaning Joash, the “saviour” of the preceding verse.

There remained the grove also in Samaria - It seems strange that Jehu had not destroyed this when he put down the worship of Baal 2 Kings 10:26-28. Perhaps the “grove” or “Asherah” worship was too closely connected with the old worship in high places to be set aside with the same ease as the rites newly introduced from Phoenicia.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-13.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Nevertheless, they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel to sin, but walked therein,.... Continued to worship the calves still, which was an instance of great ingratitude; the Syriac and Arabic versions read, "he departed not"; Jehoahaz the king:

and there remained the grove in Samaria; which Ahab made there, 1 Kings 16:33, neither Jehu nor his son had it cut down, though Baal was destroyed.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, [but] walked therein: and there remained the e grove also in Samaria.)

(e) In which they committed their idolatry, and which the Lord had commanded to be destroyed (Deuteronomy 16:21).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-13.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

there remained the grove — Asherah - the idol set up by Ahab (1 Kings 16:33), which ought to have been demolished (Deuteronomy 7:5).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-13.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

The grove — Which Ahab had planted for the worship of Baal, and which should have been destroyed, Deuteronomy 7:5.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 13:6 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, [but] walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

Ver. 6. Nevertheless they departed not.] Though first plagued, and then saved, yet they remained irreclaimable.

And there remained the grove.] Ahab’s grove. [1 Kings 16:33] Ballism, therefore, was not utterly abolished by Jehu.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-13.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Which Ahab had planted for the worship of Baal, 1 Kings 16:32, and which should have been destroyed, Deuteronomy 7:5.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-13.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

6.The grove — Rather, the Asherah, the great statue erected to this goddess in Samaria. See notes on 1 Kings 14:15; 1 Kings 15:13.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-13.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

A grove, dedicated to the worship of idols. (Challoner) --- Hebrew, "and the Ascera (grove of Astarte) was standing even in Samaria." That impure worship had gained ground again, after Jehu was dead.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

of the house of. Some codices, with Aram, and Syriac, omit these words.

walked. Hebrew "he [Israel] walked".

therein. Hebrew in it: i.e. in Jeroboam"s way; but some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "in them".

remained = stood.

the grove = the "Asherah. See App-42.

like the dust, &c. A powerful emblem, true to Eastern life.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-13.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)

There remained the grove - Asherah, the idol set up by Ahab (1 Kings 16:33), and which ought to have been demolished (Deuteronomy 7:5).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-13.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(6) Nevertheless they departed not.—The restoration of Divine favour did not issue in the abolition of the irregular worship introduced by Jeroboam I. as the state religion of the northern kingdom. This is written, of course, from the point of view of the Judæan editor of Kings, who lived long after the events of which he is writing in the period of the exile. It does not appear from the history of Elijah and Elisha, incorporated in his work, that either of those great prophets ever protested against the worship established at Bethel and Dan.

The house of Jeroboam—Some MSS., the Syriac, Targum, and Arabic omit “house.” But the specification of the dynasty is here very appropriate.

But walked therein.—Rather, therein they walked; the reading of the LXX. (Alex.),Vulg., and Targum being probably correct. It is the conduct of the nation that is being described.

And there remained the grove also in Samaria.—Rather, and moreover the Asherah stood (i.e., was set up) in Samaria. The Asherah was the sacred tree, so often depicted in Assyrian art. It symbolised the productive principle of nature, and was sacred to Ashtoreth. With the return of peace, and the renewal of prosperity, luxury also soon reappeared, and the idolatry that specially countenanced it lifted up its head again. (See the Note on 2 Kings 17:16.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-13.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there remained the grove also in Samaria.)
departed
2; 10:29; 17:20-23; Deuteronomy 32:15-18
walked
Heb. he walked.
1 Kings 15:3; 16:26
and there remained
Heb. and there stood.
17:16; 18:4; 23:4; Deuteronomy 7:5; 1 Kings 16:33
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:19 - prophets of the groves;  2 Kings 3:3 - he departed;  2 Kings 13:11 - he departed;  2 Kings 14:24 - he departed;  2 Kings 15:28 - evil;  2 Kings 17:22 - walked in all the sins

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 13:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-13.html.