Israel cut off
It seems as though this is the reason why Israel was taken off into exile. They worshipped other Gods. All through out the remainder of the books of the Kings we see that the leadership of the country is based on an "evil" disposition that leads to idol worship.
In the prophets there are numerous references to Israel "prostituting" themselves out to the Gods of other nations. It becomes God's main indictment on him people.
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