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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Chronicles 9



Verse 1

when the queen of Sheba heard. For further notes, see the parallel passages in 1Ki 10. App-56.

Verse 2

questions = words, or matters.

Verse 3

wisdom. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause) for the effects produced by it.

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in verses: 2 Chronicles 9:3 and 2 Chronicles 9:4,

Verse 4

ascent: i.e. the causeway of 1 Chronicles 26:16, 1 Chronicles 26:18.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 5

It was a true report. Hebrew The word was truth.

Verse 6

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

Verse 8

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

justice = righteousness.

Verse 10

algum trees. See note on 1 Kings 10:11.

Verse 11

terraces = stairs, or balustrades. Compare 1 Kings 10:12.

Verse 12

she had brought. This, like other differences, is complementary.

Verse 13

six hundred and threescore and six. App-10.

Verse 14

chapmen. Hebrew. tur, travelers, or merchants, Eng. = cheapmen, or traffickers.

Verse 15

targets = pointed or bossed shields. Hebrew. zinnah.

Verse 16

shields = covering or protecting shields. Hebrew. maginnim.

house of the forest of Lebanon. This is the palace of cedar in Jerusalem (1 Kings 7:2).

Verse 18

six. See App-10.

stays = supports. Hebrew = hands.

Verse 20

pure = purified.

Verse 21

the. No article in the Hebrew here.

Verse 24

harness = armour.

Verse 25

four thousand. See note on 1 Kings 4:26.

Verse 26

reigned = was suzerain.

river: i.e. Euphrates.

border. Not river. Genesis 15:18 yet waits fulfillment.

Verse 28

horses. Yet horses out of Egypt had a leading part in destroying Judah. Compare 2 Chronicles 12:3, 2 Chronicles 12:4, 2 Chronicles 12:9. Psalms 33:17.

Verse 29

prophet. seer. Hebrew. nabi. chozeh. See note on 1 Chronicles 29:29.

against Jeroboam. So that he had warning from God.

Verse 31

slept with his fathers. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16. Solomon died at the age of sixty.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 9:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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