Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 9:29

Now in the eleventh year of Joram, the son of Ahab, Ahaziah became king over Judah.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaziah;   Decision;   Elijah;   Homicide;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Naboth;   Usurpation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Elijah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Phoenicia;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehoram;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah;   Jezebel;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Jehu;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   Joram, Jehoram;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jo'ram;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahaziah;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

In the eleventh year of Joram - The note in our margin contains as good an account of this chronological difficulty as can be reasonably required: Then he began to reign as viceroy to his father in his sickness; 2 Chronicles 21:18, 2 Chronicles 21:19. But in Joram's twelfth year he began to reign alone; 2 Kings 8:26.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-9.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

In the eleventh year - The twelfth according to 2 Kings 8:25. The discrepancy may be best explained from two ways of reckoning the accession of Ahaziah, who is likely to have been regent for his father during at least one year. See 2 Chronicles 21:19.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-9.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

"And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab, began Ahaziah to reign over Judah."

Scholars agree that we have a misplaced verse here. It seems to have no connection with the unfolding narrative.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/2-kings-9.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah. In 2 Kings 8:25, it is said to be in the twelfth year of his reign; it was at the close of the eleventh, and the beginning of the twelfth; or he began to reign with his father in the eleventh as here, and in the twelfth as there, when his father was dead.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-9.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And in the k eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

(k) That is, eleven whole years: for in (2 Kings 8:25) when he said he began to reign in the twelfth year of Joram, he takes a partial year for a whole.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-9.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 9:29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

Ver. 29. And in the eleventh year.] See 2 Kings 8:25.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-9.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Of this See Poole "2 Kings 8:25".

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-9.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

29.In the eleventh year of Joram — But 2 Kings 8:25, says, the twelfth year of Joram. “This difference of dates probably arose from a different computation of the beginning of the years of his reign.” — Keil.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Eleventh, or rather the twelfth, (chap. viii. 25.; Houbigant) unless he had been associated with his father on the throne a year before his death. (Calmet) (Du Hamel)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-9.html. 1859.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(29) In the eleventh year of Joram.β€”2 Kings 8:25 says β€œin the twelfth year of Joram.” Such a difference is not remarkable, inasmuch as the synchronisms between the reigns of the two kingdoms are not based upon exact records. Moreover, different computations might make the same year the eleventh or tweftth of Joram. (The verse is a parenthesis, and perhaps spurious.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.
in the eleventh
8:16,24; 2 Chronicles 21:18,19; 22:1,2
began Ahaziah
"Then he began to reign as viceroy to his father in his sickness."
2 Chronicles 21:18,19; in:
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:29". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.