This coincides with the Hebrew use of the term as idolatrous priests, Hos.
He is described as a wicked and idolatrous king, and was slain by Jehu, son of Nimshi.
Pele in idolatrous times was the dreaded goddess of Kilauea.
At an age when the high places were regarded as idolatrous it was considered only natural that the good kings should not have tolerated them.
They were to be left for all time coming to their own traditional idolatrous notions and practices.