Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 17:10

They set for themselves sacred pillars and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Assyria;   Babylon;   Groves;   Judgments;   Rulers;   Scofield Reference Index - Israel;   The Topic Concordance - Disobedience;   Fear;   Following;   Idolatry;   Vanity;   Worship;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Forsaking God;   Idolatry;   Sins, National;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Captivity;   Egypt;   High Places;   Shalmaneser;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Idol, idolatry;   Israel;   Samaria, samaritans;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Chronicles, Theology of;   Ethics;   Persecution;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Samaritans;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Grove;   Idol;   Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Dan;   High Place;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asherah;   Israel;   Pillar;   Samaria;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Grove;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Shalmanezer;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Captivity;   Hezekiah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Asherah;   Color;   High Place;   Hill;   Hill;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ashtoreth;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Groves and Sacred Trees;   Pillar;   Stone and Stone-Worship;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Images and groves - Images of different idols, and places for the abominable rites of Ashtaroth or Venus.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-17.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree. That is, statues and idols; for groves of trees could not be set under green trees; but they placed idols of stone, and of wood, as the latter were, in such places as Heathens were wont to do; see Jeremiah 3:6; see Gill on 1 Kings 14:23, so the Indians to this day have idols dispersed here and there in the fields, placed in little groves, or at the foot of some hill that casts a shadowF8Agreement of Customs between the East Indians and Jews, art. 5. p. 34. .

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-17.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 17:10 And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:

Ver. 10. In every high hill.] Where they "poured forth their whoredoms," [Ezekiel 16:20-26] and "this had been their custom from their youth." [Ezekiel 23:8]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-17.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.Images’ groves — See note on 1 Kings 14:15; 1 Kings 14:23.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-17.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Groves. Hebrew Asherim, Astarte or Venus, to whom "the groves" were consecrated, chap. xxi. 7., and xxiii. 4. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-17.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

images = statues

groves = "Asherah. See note on Exodus 34:13, and App-42.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-17.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) Images and groves.—Pillars and Asheras—i.e., sacred trunks.

The second degree of guilt: the setting up of idolatrous symbols.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-17.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:
they set
16:4; Exodus 34:13; Leviticus 26:1; 1 Kings 14:23; Isaiah 57:5
images
Heb. statues. groves.
Deuteronomy 16:21; Micah 5:14
in every
16:4; 1 Kings 14:23; Deuteronomy 12:2,3
Reciprocal: Leviticus 17:5 - in the open;  2 Kings 17:16 - a grove

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 17:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-17.html.