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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1-7

Concerning Josiah we are here told, 1. That he came to the crown when he was very young, only eight years old (yet his infancy did not debar him from his right), and he reigned thirty-one years (2 Chron. 34:1), a considerable time. I fear, however, that in the beginning of his reign things went much as they had done in his father's time, because, being a child, he must have left the management of them to others; so that it was not till his twelfth year, which goes far in the number of his... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1-2

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign ,.... Of these two verses; see Gill on 2 Kings 22:1 ; see Gill on 2 Kings 22:2 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1

Again the name of the mother is omitted. From the parallel we learn she was "Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath." read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1-7

Josiah the good. I. HIS EARLY ACCESSION . "Josiah ['Whom Jehovah heals'] was eight years old when he began to reign" ( 2 Chronicles 34:1 ). Manasseh, Uzziah, and Joash had been twelve, sixteen, and seven respectively when they ascended the throne. Generally speaking, it is perilous to have greatness thrust upon one at too early an age; sometimes premature responsibility calls forth capacities that might otherwise have continued latent. Edward VI ; who assumed the crown of England... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1-33

The reign of Josiah-its unexpected boon, in a republication of revealed religion, with the legitimate and happy results following thereupon. In the reign and person of Josiah, once more and for the last time in the now numbered years of the kingdom of Judah, the light of piety and "goodness" flickered up in the socket. His reign began when his yearn numbered but eight; it lasted thirty-one years. Four reigns succeeded his to the date of the destruction of Jerusalem, but the four together... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 34:1

Compare the parallel history of 2 Kings 22:0 notes; 23:1-30 notes; the writer here being more full on the celebration of the Passover. The only approach to a discrepancy between the two narratives is with respect to the time of the religions reformation, which the writer of Chronicles distinctly places before, the author of Kings after, the repair of the temple. The best explanation seems to be, that the author of Kings has departed from the chronological order, to which he makes no profession... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 34:1

2 Chronicles 34:1. Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign The reader will find the principal parts of this chapter explained at large in the notes on 2 Kings 22:0. and 23., to which he is referred. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:1-33

The final reform (34:1-35:27)Another reform swept Judah during the reign of Josiah (34:1-33; see notes on 2 Kings 22:1-23:20). As with the reform of Hezekiah, the climax in the eyes of the Chronicler was a great Passover Feast in Jerusalem.After returning the ark to its rightful place in the temple, the priests and Levites prepared themselves for their duties. Josiah arranged them in divisions as Hezekiah had done earlier, so that the music, singing, sacrifices and other rituals could be... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 34:1

Josiah. These two chapters are complementary to 2 Kings 22:1 , 2 Kings 23:30 . See App-56 . read more

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