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Bible Commentaries

Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 19

2 Chronicles 17:1 to 2 Chronicles 20:37 . The Reign of Jehoshaphat.— This section is, in the main, from the hand of the Chronicler, whose spirit and aim are visible throughout; he has utilised all the information concerning Jehoshaphat to be got from 1 K. viz. in 1 Kings 15:24; 1 Kings 22:1-35; 1 Kings 22:41-50 (see notes).

Verses 1-11

2 Chronicles 19:1-3 . Jehu the prophet reproves Jehoshaphat for having allied himself with Ahab. These verses are mainly from the Chronicler, but see 1 Kings 16:1 ff.

2 Chronicles 19:4-11 . This section, a kind of midrash on the name Jehoshaphat (= “ Yahweh judgeth” ), is also from the Chronicler; he imagines the judicial arrangements of his own day to have been already in existence in much earlier times. The section is, in a sense, analogous to 2 Chronicles 17:7-9.

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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.