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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Chronicles 26

 

 

Verse 1

Then. This chapter largely complementary to 2 Kings 15:1-7.

Uzziah. Another spelling is Azariah. In Chronicles and the Prophets it is usually Uzziah, except in 1 Chronicles 3:12.


Verse 2

king: i.e. Amaziah.

slept with his fathers. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16.


Verse 3

began to reign., 2 Kings 15:1 says he began to reign in the 27th of Jeroboam. This leaves a gap of thirteen years (714-701). See App-50.


Verse 4

right. Compare 2 Chronicles 25:2 and 2 Kings 15:3.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 5

God. Hebrew. Elohim. with Art. = the [true] God. App-4.

who had understanding in the visions of God. This is the Figure of speech Periphrasis (App-6) for a prophet.

and. Note: a more or less complete Polysyndeton runs through this account of Uzziah, to emphasize the details.


Verse 6

Jabneh, now "Yebnah". Between Joppa and Ashdod, on northern boundary of Judah.

cities = fortresses.


Verse 7

Mehuniins. See note on 2 Chronicles 20:1 and 1 Chronicles 4:41.


Verse 8

spread abroad. Compare 2 Chronicles 26:15, and see Structure above.


Verse 11

host = force.

by bands = troops, or for foray.

by the hand = under the direction of.


Verse 12

chiefs = head.

the mighty men. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14.


Verse 14

habergeons = bucklers, or coats of mail.


Verse 15

engines. The Roman balista, or catapults that would cast stones up to 300 lb. a quarter of a mile.

Cunning. Old Eng. = knowing, or skilful.

marvellously helped: or, marvelled at for being helped.

till he was strong. This is the zone of real danger. When we are weak, then are we strong (2 Corinthians 12:9, 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Corinthians 13:4).


Verse 16

when he was strong. See note on 2 Chronicles 26:15.

transgressed. Hebrew. ma"al. App-44.


Verse 17

valiant men = sons of valour.


Verse 18

consecrated = sanctified, or set apart. See note on Exodus 28:41.

trespassed. Same word as "transgressed" (2 Chronicles 26:16).


Verse 19

was wroth. One of eleven rulers offended with God"s faithful servants. See note on Exodus 10:28.

the leprosy. One of nine so affected. See note on Exodus 4:6. The death penalty of Numbers 18:7 was thus limited.

in his forehead. In contrast with the high priest"s frontlet, "Holiness to Jehovah".


Verse 20

the chief priest. See note on Leviticus 4:3.

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

himself hasted. As Haman (Esther 6:12).


Verse 21

several house = the separate house, or lazar house.


Verse 22

Isaiah. Raised up to prophesy in his reign. Wrote parts of 2 Kings, and his prophecy, Compare 2 Chronicles 32:32.


Verse 23

slept with his fathers. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16.

the field of the burial. Not in the royal sepulchres.

 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 26:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-26.html. 1909-1922.

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