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2 Chronicles 8

Overview

2 Chronicles 8:1, Solomon’s buildings; 2 Chronicles 8:7, The Canaanites which were left, Solomon makes tributaries, but the Israelites rulers; 2 Chronicles 8:11, Pharaoh’s daughter removes to her house; 2 Chronicles 8:12, Solomon’s yearly solemn sacrifices; 2 Chronicles 8:14, He appoints the priests and Levites to their places; 2 Chronicles 8:17, The navy fetches gold from Ophir.

Verse 1

at the end: 1 Kings 9:10

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 7:1 - thirteen years 1 Kings 9:15 - to build Ecclesiastes 2:4 - I builded

Verse 2

the cities: 1 Kings 9:11-18

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 11:5 - built 2 Chronicles 14:6 - And he built 2 Chronicles 17:12 - in Judah

Verse 3

Hamathzobah: Numbers 13:21, Numbers 34:8, 2 Samuel 8:3, 1 Kings 11:23-25, 1 Chronicles 18:3

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:5 - Zobah 2 Kings 14:28 - Damascus Jeremiah 52:9 - Hamath

Verse 4

he built: 1 Kings 9:17-19

Tadmor: Tadmor, the Palmyra of the Greeks, as we learn from Josephus, a celebrated city of Syria, situated in an oasis, or fertile spot of land, surrounded on all sides by a vast sandy desert, like an island in the midst of the ocean; according to Pliny, 337 miles from Seleucia and Tigrim, 203 from the nearest part of the Mediterranean, and 176 from Damascus; according to Josephus, one day's journey west of the Euphrates, and six from Babylon; and according to Ptolemy, in lat. 34 degrees north, or that of Tripoli, and about 4 degrees more easterly; and it is described by Mr. Wood as "situated under a barren ridge of hills to the west, and open on the other sides to the desert;" "about six days' journey from Aleppo, and as much from Damascus, and about twenty leagues west of the Euphrates." Palmyra attained the height of its splendour when the royal city of Zenobia was conquered by the emperor Aurelian; became a Roman colony after the victories of Trajan; and was probably reduced to its present miserable state in the wars of the Saracens. Its magnificent ruins, however, scattered over an extent of several miles, sufficiently attest its former splendour and riches.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:18 - Tadmor 2 Kings 14:28 - Damascus 2 Chronicles 8:6 - the store cities

Verse 5

Bethhoron: Joshua 16:3, Joshua 16:5, 1 Chronicles 7:24

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:18 - Bethhoron 2 Chronicles 25:13 - Bethhoron

Verse 6

Baalath: Joshua 19:44, 1 Kings 9:18

the store cities: 2 Chronicles 8:4, 2 Chronicles 17:12, 1 Kings 9:19

chariot cities: 2 Chronicles 1:14, 1 Kings 10:26

all that Solomon desired to build: Heb. all the desire of Solomon which he desired to build, 1 Kings 9:19, Ecclesiastes 2:4, 10-26

and in Lebanon: 1 Kings 7:2, Song of Solomon 4:8

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 16:4 - the store cities Song of Solomon 7:4 - the tower

Verse 7

As for all: 1 Kings 9:20-22

the Hittites: Genesis 15:19-21, Deuteronomy 7:1

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:25 - a servant Joshua 17:13 - put the 1 Kings 5:15 - threescore 1 Kings 9:17 - Bethhoron 1 Chronicles 22:2 - the strangers 2 Chronicles 2:17 - numbered

Verse 8

whom the children: Judges 1:21-36, Psalms 106:34

to pay: 2 Chronicles 2:17, 2 Chronicles 2:18, Joshua 16:10, Joshua 17:13, 1 Kings 5:13, 1 Kings 5:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:25 - a servant 1 Kings 9:20 - left 1 Chronicles 22:2 - the strangers

Verse 9

But of the: Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, Leviticus 25:39-46, Galatians 4:26, Galatians 4:31

they were men: 1 Samuel 8:11, 1 Samuel 8:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:22 - but they were men

Verse 10

two hundred: 2 Chronicles 2:18, 1 Kings 5:16, 1 Kings 9:23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:22 - but they were men 2 Chronicles 34:13 - the bearers

Verse 11

brought up: 1 Kings 3:1, 1 Kings 7:8, 1 Kings 9:24

holy: Heb. holiness, Exodus 3:5, Exodus 29:43, Ezekiel 21:2, 2 Peter 1:18

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:10 - an ark 1 Chronicles 4:18 - Bithiah 2 Chronicles 35:3 - Put Ecclesiastes 2:4 - I builded

Verse 12

on the altar: 2 Chronicles 4:1, 1 Chronicles 28:17, Ezekiel 8:16, Joel 2:17

before the porch: John 10:23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:25 - three times 1 Kings 9:26 - made a navy 2 Chronicles 15:8 - the altar of the Lord Ezekiel 45:17 - the prince's Malachi 3:4 - as

Verse 13

every day: Exodus 29:38-42, Leviticus 23:1-17, Numbers 28:1 - Numbers 29:40, Ezekiel 45:17, Ezekiel 46:3-15

three times: Exodus 23:14-17, Deuteronomy 16:16, 1 Kings 9:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:21 - commandment Deuteronomy 16:9 - General Deuteronomy 16:13 - the feast 2 Chronicles 11:17 - three years Nehemiah 8:17 - had not Psalms 81:3 - solemn Zechariah 14:16 - and to

Verse 14

the courses: 2 Chronicles 5:11, 2 Chronicles 23:4, 2 Chronicles 31:2, 1 Chronicles 24:1-19, Luke 1:5, Luke 1:8

the Levites: 2 Chronicles 35:10, 1 Chronicles 6:31, 1 Chronicles 6:32-48, 1 Chronicles 15:16-22, 1 Chronicles 16:4-6, 1 Chronicles 16:42, 1 Chronicles 23:1-32, 1 Chronicles 24:20-31, 1 Chronicles 25:1-31, Ezra 6:18

the porters: 1 Chronicles 9:17, 1 Chronicles 26:1-19

so had David the man of God commanded: Heb. so was the commandment of David the man of God, Deuteronomy 33:1, 2 Samuel 23:2, 1 Kings 13:1, 1 Chronicles 28:19, Acts 13:22, Acts 13:36

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:4 - the keepers 1 Chronicles 16:37 - as every 1 Chronicles 23:5 - porters 1 Chronicles 23:6 - divided 1 Chronicles 26:17 - Eastward 2 Chronicles 11:2 - the man 2 Chronicles 29:25 - according 2 Chronicles 34:13 - porters 2 Chronicles 35:4 - and according Nehemiah 12:24 - the man Nehemiah 12:36 - musical instruments Isaiah 62:6 - set watchmen Jeremiah 35:4 - a man 1 Timothy 6:11 - O man 2 Peter 1:21 - in old time

Verse 15

they departed: 2 Chronicles 30:12, Exodus 39:42, Exodus 39:43

the treasures: 1 Kings 7:51, 1 Chronicles 9:29, 1 Chronicles 26:20-26

Verse 16

1 Kings 5:18, 1 Kings 6:7

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:25 - upon the altar that was before

Verse 17

Eziongeber: 2 Chronicles 20:36, Numbers 33:35, 1 Kings 9:26, 1 Kings 9:27, 1 Kings 22:48

Eloth: Deuteronomy 2:8, 2 Kings 14:22, 2 Kings 16:6, Elath

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 26:2 - Eloth

Verse 18

1 Kings 9:27-28, 1 Kings 10:22, Hiram

Huram: 2 Chronicles 9:10, 2 Chronicles 9:13

Ophir: Conjectures respecting the situation of Ophir are endless. Grotius conjectures it to be a part of Arabia called Aphar by Arrian; while Bochart and others have placed it in the island of Ceylon. Calmet supposes it to have been situated in Armenia; but his late editor places it at the head of the Indus. Josephus says that Ophir is the Indies, called the Gold country; by which he is supposed to mean Chersonesus Aurea, now Malacca, opposite Sumatra; and Lev. Poivre observes that the inhabitants of these places call their gold mines ophirs.

took thence: Ecclesiastes 2:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:11 - from Ophir

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 8". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-8.html.