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2 Kings 11:9

So the captains of hundreds did according to all that Jehoiada the priest commanded. And each one of them took his men who were to come in on the sabbath, with those who were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Armies;   Church and State;   Citizens;   Conspiracy;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Levites;   Loyalty;   Orphan;   Usurpation;   Women;   Zeal, Religious;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Fatherless;   Kings;   Levites, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   Joash or Jehoash;   King, Kings;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Fulfillment;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Judgments of God;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiada;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   High Priest;   Kings, 1 and 2;   People of the Land;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Chronicles, I;   Government;   Jehoash;   Jerusalem;   Marriage;   Priests and Levites;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Lots ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Athaliah ;   Guard;   Jehoiada ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Athaliah;   Joash;   Queen;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Assyria;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Chronicles, Books of;   Jehoiada;   Joel (2);   Priest, High;   Priests and Levites;   Temple;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

JOASH WAS ANOINTED AND PROCLAIMED TO BE KING OF JUDAH

"And the captains over hundreds did all that Jehoiada the priest commanded; and they took every man his men, that were to come in on the sabbath, with those that were to go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. And the priest delivered to the captains over hundreds the spears and shields that had been king David's, which were in the house of Jehovah. And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, along by the altar and the house, by the king round about. Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king!"

"The spears and shields that had been king David's" (2 Kings 11:10). "The priests would not normally have had weapons; and thus the explanation is here given that these weapons had been stored in the tabernacle by David,"[11] and later deposited in the temple by Solomon.

Anointed by the High Priest as king, formally proclaimed in the sacred area of the temple itself, and hailed with the traditional cry, "Long live the king!" Joash was elevated at the age of seven years to a position that he would hold for more than forty years.

"The presence of a multitude indicates that this revolution occurred on a feast day."[12] Jehoiada had not neglected any of the details of his conspiracy against Athaliah.

"And (they) gave him the testimony" (2 Kings 11:12). Stigers declared that this "testimony" included at least the Decalogue;[13] but the view of this writer is that it included, as a bare minimum, the Five Books of Moses, commonly called the Pentateuch. Without that entire corpus of sacred writings, the continuity of Israel with its elaborate system of religion could not have survived. even as long as it had already existed at that time. We reject out of hand the foolish efforts of critics to render the word for "testimony" in this place as "bracelets."[14] "Handcuffs" simply don't fit this situation at all!

Keil here identified the "testimony" as the "Book of the Law," the Torah, indicating that it would be the rule of his life and action as king, according to the precept in Deuteronomy 17:18-19.[15]

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/2-kings-11.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded,.... Of whom see 2 Kings 11:4.

and they took every man his men; everyone his hundred:

that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath; both the courses, of which see 2 Kings 11:5.

and came to Jehoiada the priest; with the said courses, at least as many of them as were to be employed in the present service.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-11.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And the captains over the hundreds did according to all [things] that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the i sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.

(i) Read (2 Kings 11:5), (2 Kings 11:7).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-11.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 11:9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all [things] that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.

Ver. 9. That Jehoiada the priest.] The high priest, saith Vatablus; though some others hold him to have been only a priest and a prime man.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-11.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

9.Every man his men — That is, each captain took charge of the band of Levites committed to his command by Jehoiada.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-11.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) The captains over the hundreds—i.e., the centurions of the royal guard (2 Kings 11:4). So in 2 Kings 11:10.

Commanded.—Had commanded.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-11.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should go out on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
the captains
4; 1 Chronicles 26:26; 2 Chronicles 23:8
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 11:15 - captains;  1 Chronicles 9:19 - over the host;  1 Chronicles 12:27 - the leader;  2 Chronicles 23:7 - the Levites;  2 Chronicles 23:20 - the captains

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 11:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-11.html.