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How to Desecrate a High Place

How to Desecrate a High Place

“High places” are mentioned often in the Bible. They were places where religious practices took place, although not necessarily in a temple. Although some were located on physically elevated places, others were located in places like gates (e.g. 2 Kings 23:4). Brian Taylor has argued that high places all had three things in common: A priesthood – personnel to care of the cult and oversee the events that took place there. Cultic activity – the typical activity other than the generic “worship” was the burning of a food offering, in which the......