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Bible Commentaries

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 12

Verses 1-16

Reign of Rehoboam (concluded)

This chapter is parallel to 1 Kings 14:21-31, but supplies additional particulars respecting Shishak’s army and the prophet Shemaiah.

3. The Lubims, the Sukkiims] The Lubims were probably Libyans; the Sukkiims, who are not mentioned elsewhere, are called in LXX ’Troglodytes,’ i.e. ’cave-dwellers.’

6. The princes of Israel] The term ’Israel’ is often applied in Chronicles to the people of Judah, as more nearly realising the ideal of the true Israel than the sister kingdom: cp. 2 Chronicles 20:34; 2 Chronicles 21:2, 2 Chronicles 21:4; 2 Chronicles 23:2; 2 Chronicles 24:5; 2 Chronicles 28:19, 2 Chronicles 28:23.

12. Things went well] RV ’there were good things, found’: cp. 2 Chronicles 19:3; 1 Kings 14:13. The king’s repentance was accompanied by a moral reformation on the part of the people.

15. The book of.. Iddo] The writings of Iddo are also mentioned in 2 Chronicles 9:29; 2 Chronicles 13:22.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 12". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.