Bible Commentaries

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 11

Verses 1-23

2 Chronicles 11:1-4. Shemaiah Restrains Rehoboam from Attacking Jeroboam (see notes on 1 Kings 12:21-24).—The variations between the two records are unimportant.

2 Chronicles 11:5-23. Rehoboam Establishes himself in Jerusalem.—There is nothing corresponding to this section in 1 K.

2 Chronicles 11:5-12. Rehoboam's cities of defence. Although these are not enumerated in 1 K. there is no reason to doubt that the Chronicler got the list of them from an authentic source.

2 Chronicles 11:13-17. This account of how the priests and Levites joined Rehoboam was probably inserted by the Chronicler, who would naturally assume that Yahweh's ministers would follow Rehoboam as king of Judah.

2 Chronicles 11:18-23. These details of Rehoboam's wives and family probably come from some reliable source; they are not given in 1 K.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.