Bible: Deuteronomy 12:1-3

The Central Sanctuary

12:1 These are the statutes and ordinances you must be careful to obey as long as you live in the land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, 1  has given you to possess. 2  12:2 You must by all means destroy 3  all the places where the nations you are about to dispossess worship their gods – on the high mountains and hills and under every leafy tree. 4  12:3 You must tear down their altars, shatter their sacred pillars, 5  burn up their sacred Asherah poles, 6  and cut down the images of their gods; you must eliminate their very memory from that place.

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