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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 9

Dummelow's Commentary on the BibleDummelow on the Bible

Verses 1-31


The Visit of the Queen of Sheba. Solomon’s Splendour

This chapter is a close repetition of 1 Kings 10:1-28 and 1 Kings 11:41-43.

8. On his throne] i.e. God’s throne: see on 1 Chronicles 28:5.

10. 11. These vv. should follow 2 Chronicles 9:12.

11. Terraces] 1 Kings 10:12 has ’pillars’ (or balustrades).

12. That which she had brought] 1 Kings 10:13 has ’beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty.’

21. The king’s ships went to Tarshish] If this is not a misunderstanding of the phrase ’ships of Tarshish’ (1 Kings 10:22), which describes a particular kind of vessel, it must be assumed that Solomon’s ships sailed, from a Phœnician port, Tarshish (whether Tartessus or Tarsus) being on the Mediterranean.

29. In the book, etc.] The three works here referred to may possibly have been inserted in ’the book of the kings of Israel and Judah’ (see 2 Chronicles 16:11, etc.), as was the case with the ’book of Jehu the son of Hanani’ (2 Chronicles 20:34 RV).

Bibliographical Information
Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 9". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/2-chronicles-9.html. 1909.
 
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