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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

1. The division of the nation ch. 10This account is very similar to the one in 1 Kings 12. Solomon’s son Rehoboam did not act wisely and therefore lost his kingdom. The Chronicler added that a prophet had foretold this situation (2 Chronicles 10:15; cf. 2 Chronicles 11:1-4). The division of the kingdom looked like a tragedy, but it was part of God’s plan for His people. That would have given hope to the original readers since the captivity looked like a tragedy, but prophets had foretold it... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 10:1-23

IV. THE REIGNS OF SOLOMON’S SUCCESSORS CHS. 10-36"With the close of Solomon’s reign we embark upon a new phase in Chr.’s account of Israel’s history. That account can be broadly divided . . . into the pre-Davidic era, the time of David and Solomon, and the period of the divided monarchy up until the Babylonian exile." [Note: McConville, p. 150.] ". . . the Chronicler never regarded the northern monarchy as anything but illegitimate and a rebellion against God’s chosen dynasty. As far as he was... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

Reign of RehoboamThis chapter is a repetition of 1 Kings 12:1-19 with slight differences.2. Returned out of Egypt] Preferable to 1 Kings 12:2, ’Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt.’4. Thy father made, etc.] The passages in 1 Kings 5:13-14; 1 Kings 11:28, which throw light upon the oppressiveness of Solomon, are omitted by the Chronicler. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

REHOBOAM AND ABIJAH: THE IMPORTANCE OF RITUAL2 Chronicles 10:1-19; 2 Chronicles 11:1-23; 2 Chronicles 12:1-16; 2 Chronicles 13:1-22THE transition from Solomon to Rehoboam brings to light a serious drawback of the chronicler’s principle of selection. In the history of Solomon we read of nothing but wealth, splendor, unchallenged dominion, and superhuman wisdom; and yet the breath is hardly out of the body of the wisest and greatest king of Israel before his empire falls to pieces. We are told,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

II. THE REBELLION OF THE TEN TRIBES CHAPTER 10 1. Rehoboam made king (2 Chronicles 10:1 ) 2. Jeroboam’s return from Egypt and his request (2 Chronicles 10:2-5 ) 3. Rehoboam’s answer (2 Chronicles 10:6-15 ) 4. The revolt and Rehoboam’s flight (2 Chronicles 10:16-19 ) What followed Solomon’s fall when he turned away from the Lord, who so graciously had appeared unto him twice, is unrecorded in the Chronicles. 1 Kings 11:9-43 contains these events. Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, had lifted... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

JEROBOAM LEADS A REVOLT (vv.1-18) Rehoboam was inaugurated as king at Shechem. Jereboam who had gone to Egypt for fear of King Solomon, hearing of Solomon's death, returned to Israel. The tribes of Israel had some respect for this capable leader, and asked him to intercede for them to Rehoboam. Thus Jereboam and others with him came to Rehoboam, telling him that Solomon had laid heavy burdens on them and asking him to lighten this severe bondage so that they would willingly serve him... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

REHOBOAM AND JEHOSHAPHAT REHOBOAM (2 Chronicles 10-12) The story of the rejected counsel of the older men and what came of it (chap. 10) is practically as in 1 Kings 12:0 , and furnishes an illustration of the relation of divine sovereignty to human free agency. The fortification of Judah’s cities against Israel (chap. 11) was dwelt upon in the earlier books, as well as the return of the priests and Levites to Jerusalem. Rehoboam’s “wise” action (2 Chronicles 11:23 ) is to be taken in the... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

2 Chronicles 10:0 1. And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for to Shechem [the chief city of Ephraim, of ancient dignity, even from patriarchal times, as of singular beauty and position] were all Israel come to make him king. 2. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was in Egypt, whither he had fled from the presence of Solomon the king, heard it, that Jeroboam returned out of Egypt. 3. And they sent [ i.e., "they had sent." This is given as the reason why he had returned] and... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:16-19

If we read this spiritually, and with an eye to Jesus, is not the language of every unawakened man similar to this, We have none inheritance in the son of Jesse. Alas! how was this fulfilled in the instance of the Jews at the crucifixion of Jesus! precious Lord Jesus! how did thy prayer bring down mercy to turn many of them from the error of their ways, when those among them who had been most clamorous, crying out, Crucify, crucify him! at the day of Pentecost, were pricked at the heart, and... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Chronicles 10:12-19

The Revolt of Israel v. 12. So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day, as the king bade, saying, Come again to me on the third day. v. 13. And the king answered them roughly, in a violent and haughty manner; and King Rehoboam, headstrong as he was, forsook the counsel of the old men, v. 14. and answered them after the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add thereto; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you... read more

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