And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
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George Leo Haydock
Places, to other idols or devils, (2 Paralipomenon xi. 15.; Haydock) not merely at Bethel, chap. xiii.
Lowest. Such places were fittest for him. (Worthington)
Hebrew, "extremity: "others understand people of reputation: but it seems he took any whosoever would (chap. xiii. 33.) accept the office, without confining himself to the Levites. (Calmet)
Indeed most of them were banished, as refractory; (2 Paralipomenon xi. 13.) though some were so weak as to take part with him; (Ezechiel xliv. 10.) probably the descendants of Micha, Judges xviii. 31. (Haydock)
They were not punished with instant death, like Core, though their crime seemed greater. (Salien)