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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 11

Verse 1

Benjamin. See 1 Kings 11:36 .

Verse 2

Shemaiah. Compare 2 Chronicles 12:5 and 1 Kings 12:22 . See note on Psalms 90:0 , title.

the man of God. See App-49 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 4

this thing is done of Me. As a chastisement for the apostasy of Solomon, and the arrogance of Rehoboam.

Verse 5

(5-12) These particulars are complementary. App-56 .

built = rebuilt.

for defence. Evidently these fifteen cities were for defence against Egypt, because of Jeroboam's influence there (2 Chronicles 10:2 ). His fears were well grounded (2 Chronicles 12:2 , 2 Chronicles 12:4 and 1 Kings 14:25 ).

Verse 8

took him Mahalath . . . and Abihail. Render "took him with Malahath . . . Abihail".

Verse 13

all Israel resorted to him. Thus the mingling of Israel with Judah was continued. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 .

coasts = borders.

Verse 15

devils = hairy ones, or goats representing demons.

he = Jeroboam.

Verse 16

after them = following them.

out of all the tribes. See notes on verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13-14 above, and 1 Kings 12:17 .

set = gave.

Verse 17

three years. See note on 2 Chronicles 12:2 . 2 Chronicles 12:1

Verse 19

Which. i.e. Which [latter].

children = sons.

Verse 20

Maachah. Her other name was Michaiah (2 Chronicles 13:2 ).

Absalom. Same as Abishalom (1 Kings 15:2 ).

Verse 21

for. Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis.

Verse 22

chief = head.

Verse 23

them: i.e. the sons.

wives = wives [for them].

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-11.html. 1909-1922.