- high places
- The conventional translation of a Hebrew word (bamoth) whose meaning continues to be disputed. It refers to a place where sacrifices were offered in the open air. They were hated by prophets as being part of the fertility religion of the Canaanites and incompatible with Yahwism (Hos. 2:2–20 and Ezek. 16:16), but attracted much popular support. Indeed many local shrines claimed to have been founded by unimpeachably authentic Israelite heroes— Jacob at Bethel (Gen. 28:18–22) and Joshua at Gilgal (Josh. 4:20–4)—which was a means of making originally Canaanite shrines respectable for faithful Israelites. Indeed before Solomon's Temple was built, they were regarded as acceptable, as when Samuel officiated at Zuph (1 Sam. 9:19). The town Shiloh, north of Bethel, was a religious centre with priests (1 Sam. 1:9) until destroyed by the Philistines (Jer. 7:12–14). But inevitably their existence and attraction led later to Canaanite practices infiltrating into Yahwism. Josiah is credited with destroying the high places (2 Kgs. 23:4–20) and no doubt the Babylonian invaders completed this work. They were never revived when the exiles returned in the late 6th cent. BCE.
Dictionary of the Bible.
Look at other dictionaries:
High Places — is a musical group from Brooklyn. The band is a duo comprising multi instrumentalist Rob Barber and vocalist Mary Pearson. CareerRob is from Philadelphia. Mary is from Kalamazoo. After opening for Japanther at a Michigan show Mary visited… … Wikipedia
High Places — est un groupe de musique d indie rock, originaire de Brooklyn, New York (USA). C est un duo entre le musicien Rob Barber et la chanteuse Mary Pearson, créé en 2006. Sommaire 1 Discographie 1.1 Albums 1.2 7 EPs 1.3 … Wikipédia en Français
high places — plural noun Positions of importance and usu influence • • • Main Entry: ↑high … Useful english dictionary
HIGH PLACES — elevated spots on which altars were erected for worship in the rude belief that, as they were nearer heaven than the plains and valleys, they were more favourable places for prayer. The practice of worship on these spots, though from the first … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
high places — positions of power and influence … English contemporary dictionary
Music in High Places: Live in Hawaii — Starring Deftones Music by Deftones … Wikipedia
Music in High Places — Live album by Unwritten Law Released Januar … Wikipedia
Friends in High Places — Infobox Album | Name = Friends in High Places Type = Live album Artist = Hillsong Church Released = flagicon|Australia 2 July, 1995 Recorded = 19 March, 1995, The Hills Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Genre = Contemporary Christian Length … Wikipedia
Hinds' Feet on High Places — Infobox Book | name = Hinds Feet on High Places title orig = translator = image caption = author = Hannah Hurnard cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Inspirational, Allegorical, Novel publisher = Christian… … Wikipedia
In High Places (song) — Infobox Single Name = In High Places Artist = Mike Oldfield from Album = Crises Released = start date|1987|9|7|df=yes Recorded = Genre = Pop rock Length = 3:33 Label = Virgin Records Writer = Mike Oldfield (music) Mike Oldfield Jon Anderson… … Wikipedia