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Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 5

Verse 1

God, under the care of Selemith. See 1 Paralipomenon xxvi. 26. (Calmet)

Verse 2

Ark. Another was not made, as that was most sacred and excellent. (Worthington)

Verse 3

Day, the eighth, 3 Kings viii. 2.

Verse 4

Levites, with the priests alternately; (3 Kings viii. 2.) or the latter were all Levites, (Calmet) though higher in dignity, in the same manner as our bishops are priests.

Verse 5

With the. "And" is omitted in Hebrew but supplied by Protestants, &c., from 3 Kings. (Haydock)

Verse 9

Oracle, pushing out the veil, (Haydock) in the tabernacle of Moses, but not in the temple, which was of larger dimensions. (Calmet) --- But if. Hebrew, "but they were not seen without. And there it is till this day."

Verse 10

Ark. See 3 Kings viii. 9. (Haydock) --- The other things which had been placed in, or at least on the side of the ark, were now removed to the treasury rooms. (Tirinus)

Verse 11

Sanctified; free from all legal impediments to offer sacrifice. (Haydock) --- Divided. Hebrew, "observed." (Tirinus) --- Protestants, "and they did not then wait by course," which was the case also with the singers, &c., on this solemn occasion; as the number regulated by David for each week, would not have been sufficient. (Haydock) --- The regulation had not yet been reduced to practice. (Menochius) (Calmet) --- As yet (Du Hamel) at that time, is omitted (Haydock) by the Septuagint (Du Hamel) and Hebrew.

Verse 12

Linen, or "robes of silk." Protestants, "white linen." (Haydock)

Verse 14

Cloud. See 3 Kings viii. 10. (Menochius) --- It is called the glory of the Lord, because its appearance was luminous and awful, being a symbol of the divine presence. (Haydock)

Verse 22


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.