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He followed the bad example of the kings of Israel. He used molds to make idols to worship the Baal gods. He burned incense in the Valley of Ben Hinnom[a] and sacrificed his own sons by burning them in the fire. He did the same terrible sins that the peoples living in that land did. The Lord had forced them out when the Israelites entered that land. Ahaz offered sacrifices and burned incense in the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.

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  1. 2 Chronicles 28:3 Valley of Ben Hinnom Later, called “Gehenna.” This valley was west and south of Jerusalem. Many babies and young children were sacrificed to false gods in this valley.
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