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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:12-21

Here we have, I. The people pleased, 2 Chron. 23:12, 13. When the king stood at his pillar, whose right it was to stand there, all the people of the land rejoiced to see a rod sprung out of the stem of Jesse, Isa. 11:1. When it seemed a withered root in a dry ground, to see what they despaired of ever seeing?a king of the house of David, what a pleasing surprise was it to them! They ran in transports of joy to see this sight, praised the king, and praised God, for they had with them such as... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

The contents of this chapter are the same with 2 Kings 11:4 and need no other explanation than what may be found in the notes there, to which the reader is referred.See Gill on 2 Kings 11:4 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:5 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:6 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:7 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:8 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:9 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:10 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:11 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:12 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:13 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:14 . See... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:16-21

The close of a revolution. I. COVENANT - MAKING . ( 2 Chronicles 23:16 .) Read in connection with 2 Kings 11:17 , this verse points to two covenant transactions. 1 . Between Jehovah and the king and people. 2 . Between the king and the people. II. IDOL - PURGING . In a fit of reforming zeal the excited people entered without delay on a crusade against the false worship which had been introduced and patronized by Athaliah. 1 . The temple of Baal wrecked. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:20

The high gate . There is some doubt as to what this gate was, whether the temple gate of 2 Chronicles 27:3 , the chief gate of the outer court, or whether it was merely a palace gate, and not identified also with the precincts of the temple. It is called in the parallel "the gate of the guard." read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

Jezebel’s Baalism in Judah (21:1-23:21)The Baalism of Ahab and Jezebel remained strong in the northern kingdom during the successive reigns of their sons Ahaziah and Joram (2 Kings 1:1-8:15). It spread to Judah in the reign of Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram, who was married to Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel (21:1-20; see notes on 2 Kings 8:16-24).Judah’s next king, Ahaziah, at the direction of his mother Athaliah and her northern relatives, cooperated with the idolatrous northern... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

G. Athaliah ch. 23The Chronicler did not have much interest in Athaliah because she was not of the Davidic line; she was the daughter of Ahab. His concern in this chapter was with the events that brought the next Davidic king to the throne: Joash.Instead of protecting the temple, as had all the good kings of Judah so far, Joash enjoyed protection in the temple. The temple was a visual symbol of the continuity of the Davidic dynasty. Even though there was no visible king during Athaliah’s... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

Reign of JoashThis chapter repeats 2 Kings 11:4-20, but brings into prominence the ecclesiastical officials in place of the soldiers of the royal guard.4. This is the thing, etc.] The arrangements differ from those desoribed in 2 Kings 11 (see note there). Here there are three divisions which are posted (a) at the doors of the Temple, (b) at the palace, (c) at the gate of the foundation (which in 2 Ki is called the ’gate Sur’ and connected with the palace). Here too only priests or Levites are... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Chronicles 23:20

(20) And he took.—See 2 Kings 11:19.The nobles, and the governors of the people.—Kings has: “And the Carians and the Couriers.” (See Note on 2 Chronicles 23:1.)The nobles.—Comp. Psalms 16:3.Governors of the people.—Comp. Isaiah 28:14. These “nobles and governors” are perhaps “the heads of the clans” of 2 Chronicles 23:2, and “the princes of 2 Chronicles 23:13; though the phrase certainly looks like an attempt at explaining the obscure titles of the royal guard.And they came through the high... read more

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