Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 33

Verse 1

Manasseh. This chapter is complementary to 2 Kings 21:11-17, concerning his reformation, are supplementary. See App-56.

Verse 2

heathen = nations.

children = sons.

Verse 3

groves = "Asheroth. See App-42.

the host of heaven. Compare Deuteronomy 17:3.

Verse 4

had said. In Deuteronomy 12:11. 1 Kings 8:29; 1 Kings 9:3. 1 Kings 6:6; 1 Kings 7:16.

name. See note on Psalms 20:1.

Verse 6

pass through the fire. Compare Leviticus 18:21. Deuteronomy 18:10. 2 Kings 23:10. 2 Kings 28:3.

observed times. Consulted auguries.

times = clouds, which were watched for auguries.

familiar spirit. See note on Leviticus 19:31.

evil = the evil. Hebrew. ra"a" (with Art). App-44.

Verse 7

idol = similitude.

God. Hebrew. Elohim.(with Art.) = the [true] God. App-4.

and = even.

Verse 8

your. Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulg read "their". Compare 2 Kings 21:8.

so that = if only.

Verse 11

captains = princes. See note on "Gezer", 1 Kings 9:15-17.

the king of Assyria. Esar-haddon.

among the thorns = with hooks, or rings. A monument has been found showing this king Esar-haddon leading two captives with hooks or rings through their lips. And in an inscription he says: "I transported (from Syria) into Assyria men and women innumerable . . . I counted among the vassals of my realm twelve kings of Syria, beyond the mountains, Balou king of Tyre, Manasseh king of Judah".

Verse 15

Israel. See note on 1 Kings 12:17.

Verse 19

His prayer. Not recorded. That given in the Apocrypha not considered genuine.

images. Same word as 2 Chronicles 33:22 and Deuteronomy 7:5. Always plural in O.T.

the seers = the chozai. See note on 1 Chronicles 29:29.

Verse 20

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

in his own house. The Septuagint reads "in the garden of his own house". Compare 2 Kings 21:18.

Verse 21

Amon. Compare 1 Kings 21:19-24.

Verse 22

as = according as.

Verse 23

but Amon = "but he Amon".

trespassed more and more = he multiplied trespass. Hebrew. "asham.

Verse 25

the People of the land = the commonalty. Compare 2 Chronicles 36:1.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 33". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.