Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 13:5

The altar also was split apart and the ashes were poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord .
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Afflictions and Adversities;   Beth-El;   Calf;   Forgiveness;   Intercession;   Jeroboam;   Judgments;   Miracles;   Reproof;   Rulers;   Sign;   Symbols and Similitudes;   Scofield Reference Index - Miracles;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Miracles Wrought through Servants of God;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Iddo;   Miracle;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Destroy, Destruction;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bethel;   Jeroboam;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jadon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bethel ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Law of Moses;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Prophets;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Old Prophet, the;   Withered;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ashes;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The altar was also rent - It split or clave of its own accord; and, as the split parts would decline at the top from the line of their perpendicular, so the ashes and coals would fall off, or be poured out.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:5". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-13.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

We need not suppose a complete shattering of the altar, but rather the appearance of a crack or fissure in the fabric, which, extending from top to bottom, caused the embers and the fragments of the victims to fall until they reached the ground.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:5". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-13.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The altar also was rent,.... Split into two parts perhaps, and one fell one way, and the other another;

and the ashes poured out from the altar; the ashes of the burnt offering, these were spilled on the ground; all which was done without any outward force, or any visible means thereof:

according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the Lord; by his direction and order.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-13.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 13:5 The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.

Ver. 5. The altar was rent.] But not till the violence intended against God’s prophet was revenged: so dear to him are such, and so tender is he of their safety.

According to the sign.] This might have convinced and reclaimed those idolaters, had not their necks been possessed with an iron sinew.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-13.html. 1865-1868.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
3; 22:28,35; Exodus 9:18-25; Numbers 16:23-35; Deuteronomy 18:22; Jeremiah 28:16,17; Mark 16:20; Acts 5:1-10
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:22 - the man;  1 Kings 13:1 - by the word;  1 Kings 17:16 - according;  2 Kings 21:26 - Josiah;  John 6:30 - What

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 13:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-13.html.