The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
That is, idolatrous priests.
Compare (Kg2 23:5).
An idol of the Ammonites, same as Molech, or Milcom.
for the day of the Lord
As in the other Prophets, the approaching invasion of Nebuchadnezzar is treated as an adumbration of the true day of the Lord in which all earth-judgments will culminate, to be followed by the restoration and blessing of Israel and the nations in the kingdom.
See "Day of the Lord" (Isa 2:10-22); (Rev 19:11-21).
"Israel"; (Gen 12:2); (Gen 12:3); (Rom 11:26).
Compare Joel 1, 2.
Literally, The Mortar, a depression in Jerusalem where the bazaars were.