Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:5

For he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord .
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Groves;   Idolatry;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Manasseh;   Rulers;   Temple;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Idolatry;   Kings;   Temple, the First;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Manasseh;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Manasseh, king of judah;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Ethics;   Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Host of Heaven;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Abomination of Desolation;   Manasseh (2);   Sun;   Tombs;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Divination and Magic;   High Place;   Host of Heaven;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Lord;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Host of Heaven;   Israel;   Manasseh;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Manasseh ;   Moon;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Moloch;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Moloch;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Adoration;   Alliance;   High Place;   Host of Heaven;   Idolatry;   Temple;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he built altars for all the host of heaven,.... Sun, moon, and stars:

in the two courts of the house of the Lord; in the court of the priests, and in the court of the people; and all this must be supposed to be done, not as soon as he began to reign, but when he was grown up to man's estate, and had children, as the next verse shows; unless it can be thought that those nobles in Judah, who liked not the reformation made by Hezekiah, took the advantage of his youth, and advised him to these idolatries.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

the two courts of the house of the Lord — the court of the priests, and the large court of the people.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:5 And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

Ver. 5. In the two courts of the house of the Lord.] Both in the priests’ court, and in the people’s also, poured he forth his whoredoms: as being acted and agitated by a spirit of fornication, an impetus to idolatry. He was worse than his contemporary Numa, king of Romans, who filled the people’s heads with all sorts of superstitions, and so increased the number of the gods, that he left no room for himself to be placed amongst them, as Augustine saith wittily. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The one of the priests, the other of the people, 1 Kings 6:36.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-21.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

two courts. See note on 1 Kings 7:12.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.

The two courts of the house of the Lord - the court of the priests and the large court of the people.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) In the two courts.—Even in the inner and more sacred court, where the sacrifices were offered to Jehovah.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the LORD.
in the two courts
23:4,6; 1 Kings 6:36; 7:12; 2 Chronicles 33:5,15; Ezekiel 40:28,32,37,47; 42:3; 43:5; Ezekiel 44:19
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:12 - which Manasseh;  2 Chronicles 33:4 - he built;  Jeremiah 8:2 - and all;  Jeremiah 11:13 - up altars;  Jeremiah 19:4 - estranged;  Ezekiel 8:7 - General2 Corinthians 6:16 - what

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.