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2 Chronicles 22

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New TestamentsSutcliffe's Commentary

Verses 1-12

2 Chronicles 22:2 . Forty and two years old was Ahaziah. Forty two is here mis- written for twenty two, as is evident from 2 Kings 8:26. So are most of the ancient versions. His father Jehoram died in his forty first year, and Ahaziah was his youngest son; so he could not be more than twenty two. The Vatican and the Alexandrine copies of the Septuagint read twenty. He reigned one year in Jerusalem, says Dr. Lightfoot, being made viceroy when his father went to Ramoth-Gilead. In all, he reigned twelve years as regent, and eleven years as king. This is apparently true, how much soever it may embarrass chronology. Athaliah, the daughter of Omri. She was daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and granddaughter of Omri. 2 Kings 8:18. It was the frequent way of the Hebrews to call themselves after the first father of their house.

2 Chronicles 22:8 . Jehu found the princes of Judah, and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah. Ahaziah had no brothers; therefore these were his relations. The princes of Judah were very forward in favouring idolatry, and they received their reward, with these degenerate branches of David’s house. God also was preparing the same vengeance for the idolatrous rulers which remained.

2 Chronicles 22:9 . Ahaziah was hid in Samaria. He fled to Megiddo, a city of Samaria, and expired of his wound. 2 Kings 9:27. To that chapter the reader is referred for Reflections on this part of sacred history.

2 Chronicles 22:12 . Joash was hid in the house of God, because God would not wholly take away his love to David’s house.

Bibliographical Information
Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 22". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jsc/2-chronicles-22.html. 1835.
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