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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 22

Verse 2

Forty and two years old = a son of forty-two years: i.e. of the house of Omri, on account of his connection with it through his mother (832-790 = 42). In 2 Kings 8:26 Ahaziah's actual age (twenty-two years) is given when he began to reign (790) during the two years of his father's disease. His father, Jehoram, was thirty-two when he began to reign with Jehoshaphat, two years before the latter's death (2 Kings 8:16 ). This was in 796. Jehoram therefore was born in 828. Ahaziah, his son, being twenty-two when he began his co-regency, was therefore born in 812; his father being sixteen years old. See App-50 . pp 2Ch 57:58 .

daughter of Omri. Daughter put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus) for granddaughter. See App-55 .

Verse 3

ways. Compare 2 Kings 8:27 .

Verse 4

evil = the evils. Hebrew. ra'a. .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 5

with Jehoram. Compare 2 Kings 8:28 , &c.

Joram. Another spelling of Jehoram. See note on 1 Chronicles 25:11 .

Verse 6

Azariah. Same as Ahaziah. See note on 2 Chronicles 22:1 with 2 Chronicles 21:17 .

Verse 7

destruction. Compare 2 Kings 9:21-27 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

whom the LORD had anointed. Compare 2Ki 9:6 , 2 Kings 9:7 .

Verse 9

hid = hiding himself.

in Samaria. The province, not the city.

brought him. His wounds being partially healed. to Jehu. Who must have been then at Megiddo (2 Kings 9:27 ).

Verse 10

she arose and destroyed. The enemy's third attempt, at this time, to destroy the royal succession: (1) 2 Chronicles 21:4 ; (2) 2 Chronicles 21:17 ; 2 Chronicles 22:1 ; (3) 2 Chronicles 22:10 . This time he well-nigh succeeded. See App-25 .

Verse 11

from among . . . slain. As Christ, the Antitype, Who was raised from among the dead, and is now hidden on high (Acts 3:21 ).

bedchamber. One formerly used by the priests.

the daughter of king Jehoram: i.e. of the former king of that name (2 Kings 11:2 ).

the wife of Jehoiada the priest. Hence her action. See note on "Libnah" (2 Chronicles 21:10 ).

Verse 12

in the house of God. The safest of all places at that time; for its courts were deserted (2 Chronicles 24:7 ).

six. The number of man. See App-10 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 22". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-22.html. 1909-1922.