18 Now it came to pass in the third year of aHoshea the son of Elah, king of Israel, that bHezekiah the son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was cAbi 1the daughter of Zechariah. 3 And he did what was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father David had done.
4 dHe removed the 2high places and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the 3wooden image and broke in pieces the ebronze serpent that Moses had made; for until those days the children of Israel burned incense to it, and called it 4Nehushtan.
Abijah, 2 Chr. 29:ff.
Places for pagan worship
Heb. Asherah, a Canaanite goddess
Lit. Bronze Thing, also similar to Heb. nahash, serpent