Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 22:10

Moreover, Shaphan the scribe told the king saying, "Hilkiah the priest has given me a book." And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Hilkiah;   Josiah;   Scribe (S);   Secretary (Recordist);   Shaphan;   Word of God;   Thompson Chain Reference - Shaphan;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Deuteronomy, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Josiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Hezekiah;   Jaazaniah;   Michaiah;   Pentateuch;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahikam;   Jeremiah;   Josiah;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Torah;   Zephaniah, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Canon of the Old Testament;   Deuteronomy;   Gedaliah;   Hexateuch;   Hilkiah;   Huldah;   Idolatry;   Israel;   Jerusalem;   Shaphan;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hilkiah ;   Josiah ;   Shaphan ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Josiah;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Moses, the Man of God;   Kingdom of Judah;  
Devotionals:
Every Day Light - Devotion for February 22;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Shaphan showed the king,.... Further related to him what follows:

saying, Hilkiah the high priest hath delivered me a book; but did not say what book it was:

and Shaphan read it before the king; part of it; and it is thought by Kimchi and Ben Gersom that he particularly read the reproofs and threatenings in the book of Deuteronomy; they suppose that Hilkiah read those to Shaphan, and directed him to read them to the king, that he might take into consideration a further reformation.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-22.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 22:10 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.

Ver. 10. And Shaphan read it before the king.] Who well showed how he was affected toward it, and wrought upon by it, (1.) Lectione libri; ( 2.) Laceratione vestium; ( 3.) Legatione ad Prophetissam.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-22.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.The priest hath delivered me a book — Shaphan had already read the book (2 Kings 22:8) sufficiently, doubtless, to satisfy himself of its character and value, but he did not tell the king that it was the law of Moses; he spoke of it as a book, an ancient manuscript, worthy of attention, and then read it before the king. From this last expression we are not to understand that Shaphan read at that one time all the pentateuch to the king. Chronicles says, he read in it; that is, portions of it. From the impression the reading made upon the king, and from the language of the prophetess in 2 Kings 22:16, (comp. 2 Chronicles 34:23,) it is commonly supposed that the scribe opened upon the latter portion of the book of Deuteronomy, especially chaps. 28-31. And this would be very natural if the book were in the form of a scroll, and the scribe unrolled the last part first.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-22.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

read it. Especially those parts applicable to the then circumstances, such as Lev 26. Deu 28. &c.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-22.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) Read it before the king.—Keil suggests such passages as Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26. If it were meant that Shaphan read the whole of the book, as Thenius alleges, we should expect “all the words of the book” in 2 Kings 22:11.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-22.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
Shaphan
Deuteronomy 31:9-13; 2 Chronicles 34:18; Nehemiah 8:1-7,14,15,18; 13:1; Jeremiah 36:6,15,21
the king
Deuteronomy 17:18-20; Jeremiah 13:18; 22:1,2
Reciprocal: Leviticus 4:23 - if his sin;  2 Chronicles 34:16 - Shaphan;  Jeremiah 36:13 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 22:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-22.html.