likewise did he
1 Kings 11:8
11:8 likewise did he. Jerusalem must have become a true center of religions syncretism in these later years of Solomon, as he built a great variety of worship centers on high places all around the region, with each undoubtedly served by a cadre of priests and teachers. These were often very attractive intellectually and sensually, and it is not surprising that so many Israelites—even Solomon himself—began to rationalize the concept of worshipping God through any and all religions—just as multitudes are doing today. But God is a jealous God and He could not tolerate this indefinitely.