'High' in the Bible
This is how you are to make it: The ark will be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
Then the waters surged even higher on the earth, and all the high mountains under the whole sky were covered.
Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine; he was a priest to God Most High.
He blessed him and said:Abram is blessed by God Most High,Creator of heaven and earth,
and I give praise to God Most Highwho has handed over your enemies to you.And Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand in an oath to Yahweh, God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth,
“They are to make an ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
“You are to construct a table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
“You are to construct the altar of acacia wood. The altar must be square, 7½ feet long, and 7½ feet wide; it must be 4½ feet high.
It must be square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it must be 36 inches high. Its horns must be of one piece.
Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood, 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He constructed the table of acacia wood, 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 27 inches high.
He made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, 18 inches long and 18 inches wide; it was 36 inches high. Its horns were of one piece.
Bezalel constructed the altar of burnt offering from acacia wood. It was square, 7½ feet long and 7½ feet wide, and was 4½ feet high.
The screen for the gate of the courtyard was embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. It was 30 feet long, and like the hangings of the courtyard, 7½ feet high.
The priest who is anointed and ordained to serve as high priest in place of his father will make atonement. He will put on the linen garments, the holy garments,
I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the lifeless bodies of your idols; I will reject you.
The priest will set its value, whether high or low; the price will be set as the priest makes the assessment for you.
“When a man consecrates his house as holy to the Lord, the priest will assess its value, whether high or low. The price will stand just as the priest assesses it.
the oracle of one who hears the sayings of Godand has knowledge from the Most High,who sees a vision from the Almighty,who falls into a trance with his eyes uncovered:
you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their stone images and cast images, and demolish all their high places.
The assembly is to protect the one who kills someone from the hand of the avenger of blood. Then the assembly will return him to the city of refuge he fled to, and he must live there until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
for the one who killed a person was supposed to live in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the one who has killed a person return to the land he possesses.
Neither should you accept a ransom for the person who flees to his city of refuge, allowing him to return and live in the land before the death of the high priest.
All these were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a large number of rural villages.
Destroy completely all the places where the nations that you are driving out worship their gods—on the high mountains, on the hills, and under every green tree.
They will besiege you within all your gates until your high and fortified walls, that you trust in, come down throughout your land. They will besiege you within all your gates throughout the land the Lord your God has given you.
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritanceand divided the human race,He set the boundaries of the peoplesaccording to the number of the people of Israel.
He is to stay in that city until he stands trial before the assembly and until the death of the high priest serving at that time. Then the one who committed manslaughter may return home to his own city from which he fled.”
The women answered, “Yes, he is ahead of you. Hurry, he just now came to the city, because there’s a sacrifice for the people at the high place today.
If you go quickly, you can catch up with him before he goes to the high place to eat. The people won’t eat until he comes because he must bless the sacrifice; after that, the guests can eat. Go up immediately—you can find him now.”
So they went up toward the city.Saul and his attendant were entering the city when they saw Samuel coming toward them on his way to the high place.
“I am the seer,” Samuel answered. “Go up ahead of me to the high place and eat with me today. When I send you off in the morning, I’ll tell you everything that’s in your heart.
Afterward, they went down from the high place to the city, and Samuel spoke with Saul on the roof.
“After that you will come to the Hill of God where there are Philistine garrisons. When you arrive at the city, you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place prophesying. They will be preceded by harps, tambourines, flutes, and lyres.
Then Saul finished prophesying and went to the high place.
Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. At that time Saul was in Gibeah, sitting under the tamarisk tree at the high place. His spear was in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him.
The Lord thundered from heaven;the Most High projected His voice.
He reached down from heavenand took hold of me;He pulled me out of deep waters.
These are the last words of David:The declaration of David son of Jesse,the declaration of the man raised on high,the one anointed by the God of Jacob,the favorite singer of Israel:
However, the people were sacrificing on the high places, because until that time a temple for the Lord’s name had not been built.
Solomon loved the Lord by walking in the statutes of his father David, but he also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there because it was the most famous high place. He offered 1,000 burnt offerings on that altar.
The temple that King Solomon built for the Lord was 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
He built the chambers along the entire temple, joined to the temple with cedar beams; each story was 7½ feet high.
The interior of the sanctuary was 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 30 feet high; he overlaid it with pure gold. He also overlaid the cedar altar.
In the inner sanctuary he made two cherubim 15 feet high out of olive wood.
He built the House of the Forest of Lebanon. It was 150 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high on four rows of cedar pillars, with cedar beams on top of the pillars.
He cast two hollow bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet high.
He made the cast metal reservoir, 15 feet from brim to brim, perfectly round. It was 7½ feet high and 45 feet in circumference.
Then he made 10 bronze water carts. Each water cart was six feet long, six feet wide, and 4½ feet high.
At the top of the cart was a band nine inches high encircling it; also, at the top of the cart, its braces and its frames were one piece with it.
At that time, Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the detestable idol of Moab, and for Milcom, the detestable idol of the Ammonites, on the hill across from Jerusalem.
Jeroboam also built shrines on the high places and set up priests from every class of people who were not Levites.
Jeroboam made a festival in the eighth month on the fifteenth day of the month, like the festival in Judah. He offered sacrifices on the altar; he made this offering in Bethel to sacrifice to the calves he had set up. He also stationed the priests in Bethel for the high places he had set up.
The man of God cried out against the altar by a revelation from the Lord: “Altar, altar, this is what the Lord says, ‘A son will be born to the house of David, named Josiah, and he will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who are burning incense on you. Human bones will be burned on you.’”
for the word that he cried out by a revelation from the Lord against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines of the high places in the cities of Samaria is certain to happen.”
After all this Jeroboam did not repent of his evil way but again set up priests for the high places from every class of people. He ordained whoever so desired it, and they became priests of the high places.
They also built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree;
The high places were not taken away; but Asa’s heart was completely devoted to the Lord his entire life.
He walked in all the ways of his father Asa; he did not turn away from them but did what was right in the Lord’s sight. However, the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.
Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.
Whenever they saw there was a large amount of money in the chest, the king’s secretary and the high priest would go to the Lord’s temple and count the money found there and tie it up in bags.
Yet the high places were not taken away, and the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.
Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.
Yet the high places were not taken away; the people continued sacrificing and burning incense on the high places.Jotham built the Upper Gate of the Lord’s temple.
He sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
The Israelites secretly did what was not right against the Lord their God. They built high places in all their towns from watchtower to fortified city.
They set up for themselves sacred pillars and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.
They burned incense on all the high places just like those nations that the Lord had driven out before them. They did evil things, provoking the Lord.
But the people of each nation were still making their own gods in the cities where they lived and putting them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made.
They feared the Lord, but they also appointed from their number priests to serve them in the shrines of the high places.
He removed the high places, shattered the sacred pillars, and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake that Moses made, for the Israelites burned incense to it up to that time. He called it Nehushtan.
Suppose you say to me: We trust in the Lord our God. Isn’t He the One whose high places and altars Hezekiah has removed, saying to Judah and to Jerusalem: You must worship at this altar in Jerusalem?’
He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.
“Go up to Hilkiah the high priest so that he may total up the money brought into the Lord’s temple—the money the doorkeepers have collected from the people.
Hilkiah the high priest told Shaphan the court secretary, “I have found the book of the law in the Lord’s temple,” and he gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.
Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second rank and the doorkeepers to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the articles made for Baal, Asherah, and the whole heavenly host. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel.
Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.
Then Josiah brought all the priests from the cities of Judah, and he defiled the high places from Geba to Beer-sheba, where the priests had burned incense. He tore down the high places of the gates at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city (on the left at the city gate).
The priests of the high places, however, did not come up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem; instead, they ate unleavened bread with their fellow priests.
The king also defiled the high places that were across from Jerusalem, to the south of the Mount of Destruction, which King Solomon of Israel had built for Ashtoreth, the detestable idol of the Sidonians; for Chemosh, the detestable idol of Moab; and for Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites.
He even tore down the altar at Bethel and the high place that Jeroboam son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin, had made. Then he burned the high place, crushed it to dust, and burned the Asherah.
Josiah also removed all the shrines of the high places that were in the cities of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to provoke the Lord. Josiah did the same things to them that he had done at Bethel.
He slaughtered on the altars all the priests of the high places who were there, and he burned human bones on the altars. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
One pillar was 27 feet tall and had a bronze capital on top of it. The capital, encircled by a grating and pomegranates of bronze, stood five feet high. The second pillar was the same, with its own grating.
David left Zadok the priest and his fellow priests before the tabernacle of the Lord at the high place in Gibeon
The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in the desert, and the altar of burnt offering were at the high place in Gibeon,
Solomon and the whole assembly with him went to the high place that was in Gibeon because God’s tent of meeting, which the Lord’s servant Moses had made in the wilderness, was there.
So Solomon went to Jerusalem from the high place that was in Gibeon in front of the tent of meeting, and he reigned over Israel.
In front of the temple he made two pillars, each 27 feet high. The capital on top of each was 7½ feet high.
He made a bronze altar 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high.
Then he made the cast metal reservoir, 15 feet from brim to brim, perfectly round. It was 7½ feet high and 45 feet in circumference.
For Solomon had made a bronze platform 7½ feet long, 7½ feet wide, and 4½ feet high and put it in the court. He stood on it, knelt down in front of the entire congregation of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven.
Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat-demons, and the golden calves he had made.
He removed the pagan altars and the high places. He shattered their sacred pillars and chopped down their Asherah poles.
He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and the kingdom experienced peace under him.
The high places were not taken away from Israel; nevertheless, Asa was wholehearted his entire life.
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