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2 Kings 8:28

Then he went with Joram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth-gilead, and the Arameans wounded Joram.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaziah;   Friendship;   Hazael;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Joram;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;   Syria;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Hazael;   Ramah;   Ramoth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gilead;   Hazael;   Jehoram;   Jehu;   Palestine;   Ramoth-gilead;   Syria;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehu;   Joram;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Damascus;   Elisha;   Hazael;   Kings, the Books of;   Ramoth Gilead;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hazael;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Ramah;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Transjordan;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hazael;   Ramoth-Gilead, Ramoth in Gilead;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Roads;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah ;   Hazael ;   Joram, Jehoram;   Ramoth Gilead ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elisha;   Hazael;   Ramoth;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Haz'a-El;   Jo'ram;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahaziah;   Bashan;   Jehu;   Joel (2);   Moab;   Ramoth-Gilead;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Kings, Books of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Syrians wounded Joram - Ahaziah went with Joram to endeavor to wrest Ramoth-gilead out of the hands of the Syrians, which belonged to Israel and Judah. Ahab had endeavored to do this before, and was slain there; see 1 Kings 22:3; (note), etc., and the notes there.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-8.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

This war of the two kings against Hazael seems to have had for its object the recovery of Ramoth-gilead, which Ahab and Jehoshaphat had vainly attempted fourteen years earlier 2 Kings 9:14, and remained probably thenceforth in the hands of the Israelites.

The Syrians wounded Joram - According to Josephus, Joram was struck by an arrow in the course of the siege, but remained until the place was taken. He then withdrew to Jezreel 1 Kings 18:45; 1 Kings 21:1, leaving his army under Jehu within the walls of the town.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-8.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he went with Joram the son of Ahab,.... His mother's brother, and so his uncle:

to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; which he went to recover out of the hands of the king of Syria, as his father Ahab had attempted in his time; in which he was assisted by Jehoshaphat, as now Joram was by a grandson of his:

and the Syrians wounded Joram; as they did his father Ahab at the same place, though his wound was not mortal, as his father's was.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-8.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in p Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

(p) Which was a city in the tribe of Gad beyond Jordan.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-8.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 8:28 And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

Ver. 28. And the Syrians wounded Joram.] See on 2 Kings 5:7.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-8.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

28.Went with Joram — His uncle.

To the war against Hazael — Here already we meet with that Hazael who treated with such contempt and apparent abhorrence the thought that he should commit sore evils against Israel, (2 Kings 8:13,) engaged in war with that people. This battle was at Ramoth-gilead, the old spot so much contested between the kings of Israel and Syria. 1 Kings 22:3. At this time it was retaken from the Syrians by Joram’s forces, and held in spite of all Hazael’s efforts to recover it. 2 Kings 9:14.

The Syrians wounded Joram — While besieging Ramoth-gilead, according to Josephus, he was struck by an arrow from one of the Syrian archers.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-8.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Galaad. The same city had proved fatal to Achab, 3 Kings xxii. Joram took it, but received (Calmet) many wounds; so that he left Jehu to attack the citadel. The latter was anointed king, and acknowledged by the army. He immediately proceeded to Jezrahel, and put his master to death. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-8.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

he went with Joram. His uncle.

Ramoth-gilead. It was then in the hands of Israel, but threatened by Syria. Compare 2 Kings 9:14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-8.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(28) And he went with Joram.—By the persuasion of his mother and her family (2 Chronicles 22:4). Ewald would omit the preposition with, on the assumption that Ahaziah took no part in the war at Ramoth, but only, as 2 Kings 8:29 relates, visited Jehoram wheu lying ill of his wounds at Jezreel. But (1) all the MSS. and versions have the preposition; (2) if this verse related only to Joram king of Israel we should expect at the end of the verse, and the Syrians wounded him,” rather than “wounded Joram;” and in 2 Kings 8:29, “and he went back,” rather than “and king Joram went back;” (3) the chronicler (2 Chronicles 22:5) expressly states that Ahaziah accompanied Joram to Ramoth.

Against Hazael . . . in Ramoth-gilead.—Which strong fortress Ahab had vainly tried to wrest from Ben-hadad (1 Kings 22:6 seqq.).

Wounded.—Literally, smote.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-8.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.
A. M. 3120. B.C. 884. he went
3:7; 9:15; 1 Kings 22:4; 2 Chronicles 18:2,3,31; 19:2; 22:5
Hazael
12,13; 1 Kings 19:17
Ramoth-gilead
Joshua 21:38; 1 Kings 4:13; 22:3
Reciprocal: Genesis 4:7 - If thou doest well;  1 Kings 19:15 - Hazael;  2 Kings 9:14 - kept Ramothgilead;  2 Kings 9:16 - And Ahaziah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-8.html.