1 Kings3:2

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However, the people killed sacrifices at the high places because the “house” for the name of YHVH (read Adonai) had not yet been built in those days.


However, the Jewish people offered sacrifices at the traditional places of religious rituals, and they justified doing so because, in those days, there was not yet any permanent, attractive looking temple that had been built and dedicated to the name of THE ETERNAL AND PERSONAL GOD.