The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 28:1–4

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Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign; and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not that which was right in the eyes of YHWH, like David his father;

Achaz was five and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: and he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, as David his father.

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but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for the Baalim.

Instead, he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. Moreover, he also cast statues for the Baals.

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Moreover he offered in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom YHWH cast out before the children of Israel.

And he sacrificed to their idols in the valley of Benennom, and passed his children through the fire, according to the abominations of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel.

It is he who burned incense in the Valley of the son of Hinnom. And he purified his sons by fire, in accord with the ritual of the nations that the Lord put to death at the advent of the sons of Israel.

And he sacrificed and offered in the high places, and on the hills, and under every leafy tree.

And he burnt incense upon the high places, and upon the roofs, and under every shady tree.

Also, he was sacrificing and burning incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every leafy tree.