1 Kings 12:31

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

AD 1849
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)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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