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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Chronicles 27

Introduction

Overview

2 Chronicles 27:1, Jotham reigning well, prospers; 2 Chronicles 27:5, He subdues the Ammonites; 2 Chronicles 27:7, His reign and death; Ahaz succeeds him.

Verse 1

am 3246-3262, bc 753-742

twenty and five: 2 Kings 15:32, 2 Kings 15:33-Zechariah :, 1 Chronicles 3:12, Isaiah 1:1, Hosea 1:1, Micah 1:1, Matthew 1:9, Joatham

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 5:17 - Jotham

Verse 2

And he did: 2 Chronicles 26:4, 2 Kings 15:34

he entered not: He copied his father's conduct as far as it was pious and constitutional; and avoided his transgression. 2 Chronicles 26:16-Ecclesiastes :, Psalms 119:120, Acts 5:13

the people: 2 Kings 15:35

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 1:7 - corruptly Isaiah 2:8 - is full

Verse 3

high gate: 2 Chronicles 23:20, Jeremiah 20:2

Ophel: or, the tower, "The wall," says the Targum, "of the interior palace." Ophel appears to have been a tower, or fort, on the city wall, in which we read "the Nehthinim dwelt." 2 Chronicles 33:14, Nehemiah 3:26, Nehemiah 3:27

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:35 - the higher gate Nehemiah 11:21 - the Ezekiel 9:2 - the higher

Verse 4

he built cities: 2 Chronicles 11:5-2 Samuel :, 2 Chronicles 14:7, 2 Chronicles 26:9, 2 Chronicles 26:10

the mountains: Joshua 14:12, Joshua 14:13, Luke 1:39

castles and towers: These castles and towers he doubtless built built for the protection of the country people against marauders.

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:36 - the rest 2 Chronicles 17:12 - in Judah Jeremiah 34:7 - for Hosea 8:14 - and Judah

Verse 5

the king of the Ammonites: We find here, that he brought the Ammonites under a heavy tribute for three years; but whether this was the effect of his prevailing against them, is not so evident. Some think that they paid this tribute for three years, and then revolted; that, in consequence, he attacked them, and their utter subjection was the result. 2 Chronicles 20:1, Judges 11:4-Micah :, 2 Samuel 10:1-2 Chronicles :, Jeremiah 49:1-Joshua :

ten thousand: Rather, "ten thousand cors (korim) of wheat." The cor was same as the homer, and contained about 32 pecks 1 pint.

So much: Heb. This

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 19:6 - a thousand

Verse 6

Jotham: 2 Chronicles 26:5

prepared: or, established, 2 Chronicles 19:3

Verse 7

Now the rest: 2 Chronicles 20:34, 2 Chronicles 26:22, 2 Chronicles 26:23, 2 Chronicles 32:32, 2 Chronicles 32:33, am 3262, bc 742

they are written: There is not so much found in the book of Kings, which we have now, as here: in both places we have abridged accounts; the larger histories having been lost.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:11 - Judah 2 Chronicles 28:26 - the rest

Verse 9

Jotham: 2 Kings 15:38

Reciprocal: Matthew 1:9 - Achaz

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 27". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-27.html.