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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 16

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

In the, &c. This chapter is complementary to 1 Kings 15:17-24 . six and thirtieth. The thirty-sixth year of the kingdom: i.e. from the disruption of the kingdom of Judah. This agrees with all the other dates and lengths of reigns. See App-50 and note on p. 57.

reign. See note on 2 Chronicles 15:19 .

came up against. There had been quiet between the two kingdoms as such (2 Chronicles 14:1 ; 2 Chronicles 15:19 ), though there had been border fighting (1 Kings 15:16 , 1 Kings 15:32 ).

let none go out. This shows that there was a tide of population streaming into Judah from Israel. See note on 1 Kings 2Ch 12:17 .

Verse 2

treasures = treasuries.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 3

There is. Supply ellipsis ( App-6 ) by "Let there be".

Verse 4

store cities = the storehouses of the cities. Septuagint reads "the surrounding cities".

Verse 7

Hanani. Compare 1 Kings 16:1 , 1Ki 16:7 ; 1 Kings 19:2 ; 1 Kings 20:34 .

seer. Hebrew. ra ' ah . See note on 1 Chronicles 29:29 .

Because. Compare similar protests against resting on foreign alliances (Isaiah 30:1 ; Isaiah 31:1 ).

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 8

Were not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis.

Verse 9

the eyes of the LORD. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. Compare Proverbs 15:3 .Job 34:21 .Psalms 139:2 .Jeremiah 16:17 . Zechariah 4:10 .

perfect = whole, as in Deuteronomy 27:6 .

Verse 10

wroth with the seer. One of the eleven rulers offended with God's servants. See note on Exodus 10:28 .

Verse 11

behold . . . lo. Figure of speech Asterismos.

Verse 12

sought not. Contrast Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:2 .Isaiah 38:2 , Isaiah 38:3 .)

physicians = healers. First occurrence of mention of them among the Hebrews. These belonged to the priestly tribe, with traditional knowledge, more or less superstitious. Compare Job 13:4 . In NT. we have Luke (Colossians 4:14 ).

Verse 13

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

Verse 14

sepulchres = a great sepulchre. Plural of majesty.

made for himself. Not infrequently done. Compare Matthew 27:60 . John 19:38-42 .

sweet odours and divers kinds. Figure of speech Hendiadys ( App-6 ), emphasizing the many kinds of odours. Omit "of spices".

very great burning: i.e. of the odours previously mentioned, but not of incense, or of the sin offering. Compare 2 Chronicles 21:19 . Heb, saraph. App-43 .

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 16". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-16.html. 1909-1922.
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