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Ahaz sets up an altar
Ahaz saw an altar in Damascus and had a copy of it made. He offered sacrifices on it instead of the temple altar.
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2 Ki 16:10–18

So King Ahaz went to meet Tiglath-Pileser the king of Assyria in Damascus, and he saw the altar that was in Damascus, so King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest the builder’s plan of the altar and the exact model of how it had been made. So Uriah the priest built …

2 Ch 28:22–25

And in the time of his distress, King Ahaz continued to act unfaithfully against Yahweh. He sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, “Because the gods of the king of Aram helped them, I will sacrifice to them so that they will help me.” But they were a disaster …