Lectionary Calendar
Monday, February 26th, 2024
the Second Week of Lent
There are 34 days til Easter!
StudyLight.org has pledged to help build churches in Uganda. Help us with that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Commentaries
1 Kings 20

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Ben-hadad. Perhaps the son of the Ben-hadad of 1 Kings 15:18 .

host = force.

thirty and two. Probably vassal princes. Compare 1 Kings 20:24 .

Verse 2

said. A special various reading ( Sevir, App-34 ) reads "they said".

Verse 3

children = sons.

Verse 6

search: as from the top: i.e. ransack.

Verse 11

Let not him. Figure of speech Paroemia . App-6 .

Verse 12

message = word. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for the message contained.

pavilions = tents.

Verse 13

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos . App-6 .

Hast. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

Verse 14

young men = the servants, or esquires.

Verse 22

return of the year: the spring. Compare 2 Samuel 11:1 .

Verse 24

captains = governors, or pashas.

Verse 26

Aphek. Probably east of the Sea of Galilee.

Verse 27

were numbered = enrolled themselves. flocks = newborn kids. Hebrew. hasaph. Occurs only here.

Verse 28

man of God = a prophet. See App-49 .

ye shall know. Septuagint reads "so shalt thou know". Compare 1 Kings 20:13 above.

Verse 32

me = my soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

brother: i.e. a brother-king.

Verse 33

did diligently observe. Hebrew divined and hasted. Figure of speech Hendiadys ( App-6 ) = quickly divined.

any thing would come. These italics are wrongly supplied, not knowing the two readings of E. and W. recensions, caused by a different division of words. The E. recension reads "and they pressed [to find out] whether it was from him and said". The W. recension reads" and they pressed it out from him, and they said": i.e. they wanted to know whether he confirmed the word of his own accord.

Verse 34

streets = broad ways, or bazaars.

as = according as.

said. Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) to be supplied by repetition from previous clause.

Verse 35

man. Hebrew. ish . Josephus identifies him with Micaiah (1 Kings 22:8 ).

Verse 38

ashes, &c. = bandage. inheritance).

Jezreel. In the plain of Esdraelon.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Kings 20". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-kings-20.html. 1909-1922.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile