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And king Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglathpileser king of Assyria, and saw an altar that was at Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and the pattern of it, according to all the workmanship thereof.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:10 altar that was at Damascus. King Ahaz went so far as to build his own pagan sacrificial altar, modeled after the Syro-Assyrian altar at Damascus, cannibalizing much of the accoutrements of the true temple—“the house of the LORD” (II Kings 16:13,17-18)—in the process.

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