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William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

THE LAST KINGS OF JUDAH2 Chronicles 34:1-33; 2 Chronicles 35:1-27; 2 Chronicles 36:1-23WHATEVER influence Manasseh’s reformation exercised over his people generally, the taint of idolatry was not removed from his own family. His son Amon succeeded him at the age of two-and-twenty. Into his reign of two years he compressed all the varieties of wickedness once practiced by his father, and undid the good work of Manasseh’s later years. He recovered the graven images which Manasseh had discarded,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

CHAPTER 35 The Keeping of the Passover and Josiah’s Death 1. The Passover kept (2 Chronicles 35:1-19 ) 2. The death of Josiah (2 Chronicles 35:20-27 ) In the eighteenth year of his reign, Josiah, like his great-grandfather Hezekiah, kept the Passover. No doubt the reading of the law had made this feast once more an urgent necessity. Moreover they had made a solemn covenant “to walk after the LORD, to keep His commandments, His testimonies and His statutes, and to perform the words of the... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

AN EXCEPTIONAL PASSOVER (vv.1-19) So near to the end of the history of the kings of Israel it is beautiful to see a Passover being kept, of which we are told, "There had been no Passover kept in Israel like that since the days of Samuel the prophet, and none of the kings of Israel had kept such a Passover as Josiah kept, with the priests and the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem" (v.18). Does this not tell US that it is possible, even in our... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

MANASSEH TO THE CAPTIVITY MANASSEH AND AMON (2 Chronicles 33:0 ) The history of the first-named is divided into three parts: (1) the outline of his character and reign down to the crisis of his punishment (2 Chronicles 33:1-10 ); (2) his affliction and repentance in Babylon (2 Chronicles 33:11-13 ); and (3) his later career and death (2 Chronicles 33:14-20 ). The first part was considered in Kings. For the reference to “groves” and “the host of heaven,” compare Deuteronomy 16:21 ;... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

2Ch 35:1 , 2Ch 35:18 "Josiah [ 2Ki 23:21-22 ] kept a passover unto the Lord in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. [Not at an irregular time like Hezekiah (chap. 2Ch 30:2 ), but on the day appointed by the law ( Exo 12:6 )]. "And there was no passover like to that kept in Israel from the days of Samuel the prophet; neither did all the kings of Israel keep such a passover as Josiah kept, and the priests, and the Levites, and all Judah and Israel... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Chronicles 35:25-27

We have here introduced to us Jeremiah, whose prophetical writings make so important a part in the sacred canon of scripture. This prophet began his ministry in the 13th year of Josiah, and continued it until the carrying away of the people into Babylon. The character of Josiah cannot be better ascertained than by his lamentation of Judah. For though the times were so degenerate, yet Josiah was dear to them. But no doubt the gracious souls lamented his death, in that they considered it as a... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Chronicles 35:27

REFLECTIONS READER! in the view of this passover, and the religious observance of it by the whole kingdom of Judah, let you and I learn to prize our gospel privileges. They had the shadow, we have the substance. They looked to good things to come; we celebrate mercies fulfilled. They looked through the passover to redemption by Jesus's blood; we commemorate in the Holy Supper that redemption completed, and have our feast upon the sacrifice. Blessed Jesus! thou art the passover, the sacrifice,... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 35:27

Israel is placed first in Heb. and Sept. H. --- The kings of Juda assumed the title, as the kingdom had been subverted above a century; and the wretched remains of Israel had retreated into the territories, (C.) or acknowledged their dominion. H. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 35:20-27

20-27 The Scripture does not condemn Josiah's conduct in opposing Pharaoh. Yet Josiah seems to deserve blame for not inquiring of the Lord after he was warned; his death might be a rebuke for his rashness, but it was a judgment on a hypocritical and wicked people. He that lives a life of repentance, faith, and obedience, cannot be affected by the sudden manner in which he is removed. The people lamented him. Many mourn over sufferings, who will not forsake the sins that caused God to send them.... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Chronicles 35:20-27

Josiah Slain at Megiddo v. 20. After all this, when Josiah had prepared the Temple, when his work of restoring the ancient worship had come to a close and an era of peace and prosperity might have been expected, Necho, king of Egypt, came up to fight against Charchemish by Euphrates, a great commercial city. And Josiah went out against him, either because he thought the neutrality of his country endangered, or because he felt that he must take the part of the Assyro-Babylonian king. v. 21.... read more

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