Removing Image Symbols ExampleGood Counsel is- When in Doubt--- Through it Out---Or Keep it Out—

Better Be Safe then Sorry -2 Kings 18:4-37. HE DESTROYS IDOLATRY. Open  [In Context] 2 Kings 18:4 Read 18-1-7 --->See Many Commentaries Commentary on 18:4--Below

 

The-New-John-Gill-Exposition
of the Entire Bible 2 Kings 18:4

He removed the high places
Which the best of the kings of
Judah never attempted, and which is observed of them to their discredit:

and broke the images, and cut down the groves;
the idols his father set up and served, (2 Kings 16:4) (2 Chronicles 28:24,26) , groves and idols in them, were early instances of idolatry; (See Gill on 3:7), and their use for temples are still continued, not only among some Indian nations
F12, but among some Christians in the northern parts of Europe F13;

and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made;
which he made in the wilderness, and which was brought by the children of Israel with them into the land of Canaan, and was kept as a memorial of the miracle wrought by looking to it, being laid up in some proper place where it had been preserved to this day:

for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it
not from the time it was brought into Canaan, nor even in later times, in the days of Asa and Jehoshaphat, who would never have suffered it; very probably this piece of idolatry began in the times of Ahaz, who encouraged everything of that kind: for this serpent they had a great veneration, being made by Moses, and a means in his time of healing the Israelites; and they imagined it might be of some service to them, in a way of mediation to God; and worthy of worship, having some degree of divinity, as Kimchi and Ben Gersom; but Laniado
F14 excuses them from all show of idolatry, and supposes what they did was for the honour of God only; hence sprung the heresy of the Ophites, according to Theodoret:

and he called it Nehushtan;
perceiving they were ensnared by it, and drawn into idolatry to it, by way of contempt he called it by this name, which signifies "brass"; suggesting that it was only a mere piece of brass, had no divinity in it, and could be of no service to them in divine things; and, that it might no longer be a snare to them, he broke it into pieces; and, as the Jews
F15 say, ground it to powder, and scattered it to every wind, that there might be no remains of it.

 

GEB -> Study Notes on 18:4
JFB -> Commentary on 18:4
MHC-COM -> Commentary on 18:4
MHC-CON -> Commentary on 18:4
SRN -> Study Notes on 18:4
TSK -> Commentary on 18:4 TSK -> Entry for 18:4
WEN -> Notes on 18:4
NTB -> Brazen Serpent; Groves; Hezekiah; High Places; Iconoclasm; Idolatry; Israel, Prophecies Concerning; Nehushtan; Religion; Revivals
TTT -> Brass, or Copper; Groves; High Places; Kings
EBD -> Brass; Hezekiah; Nehushtan; Serpent, Fiery
SBD -> High places; Nehushtan; Serpent

 

Gill's Exposition
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2 Kings 18:4 The Definition of Image (s) Images.htm

 http://www.searchgodsword.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=5480

  1. a stamp, an imprinted mark
    1. of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist
    2. the mark branded upon horses
  2. thing carved, sculpture, graven work

a.    of idolatrous images

17:29

"Being then the children of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone,

an image formed by the art and thought of man.

 Set—Note   Like Water –Ice and Steam----Like gold- Silver- or stone

Like an Egg—Shell-- and Two inter Parts ---Phantom (Open) Images.htm

People That Wear Crosses or have Crosses have a False Sense of Security That Can Become Additive Like Any Superstitious Symbol

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 With their Traditional Teachings –A lot of people look up to mystery Teachers because they have been inculcated (taught) to

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Book of 2 Chronicles

Chapter 28  -  Read Chapter - Click for Chapter Audio

 

 

28:24 - [In Context|Original Hebrew]

Moreover, when Ahaz gathered together the utensils of the house of God, he cut R501 the utensils of the house of God in pieces; and he closed R502 the doors of the house of the LORD and made R503 altars for himself in every corner of Jerusalem.
 

28:26 - [In Context|Original Hebrew]

Now R504 the rest of his acts and all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
 


CROSS REFERENCES:
R501: 2 Kings 15:5-7
R502: Leviticus 13:46
R503: Isaiah 1:1
R504: 2 Chronicles 21:20; 28:27; Isaiah 6:1

 

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Open -What Christians taught & practiced prior to Constantine

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