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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 14

Verse 1

slept, &c. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16 .

quiet ten years. There was only border fighting (1 Kings 15:19 , 1 Kings 15:32 ), but no actual campaign. See note on 2 Chronicles 15:19 .

Verse 3

took away . . . the high places. No "discrepancy" between this and 2 Chronicles 15:17 ; for the high places referred to there belonged to "Israel", not Judah. Asa could do nothing in Israel.

images = sun images.

groves. Hebrew. 'Asherim. See note on Exodus 34:13 , and App-42 . See note on Isaiah 17:8 .

Verse 7

gates = double doors.

Verse 8

an army = a force.

three hundred . . . two hundred (580,000). An increase of 180,000 on his father's. See note on 2 Chronicles 13:3 .

mighty men. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14 . belonging to Judah ( 2Ch 11:8 ; 2 Chronicles 14:9 ; 2 Chronicles 14:10 ; 2 Chronicles 20:37 . Joshua 15:44 ). Micah 1:15 .

Verse 10

Zephathah at. Septuagint reads "Zaphonah, northward to".

Verse 11

man = mortal man. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

Verse 13

destroyed = broken.

His host = His People's battles are His own (1 Samuel 18:17 ; 1 Samuel 25:28 ).

Verse 14

the fear of the LORD came. Compare 2 Chronicles 17:10 ; 2 Chronicles 20:29 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 14". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-14.html. 1909-1922.