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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:14-28

This whole paragraph we had, just as it is here related, 2 Kgs. 22:8-20, and have nothing to add here to what was there observed. But, 1. We may hence take occasion to bless God that we have plenty of Bibles, and that they are, or may be, in all hands,?that the book of the law and gospel is not lost, is not scarce,?that, in this sense, the word of the Lord is not precious. Bibles are jewels, but, thanks be to God, they are not rarities. The fountain of the waters of life is not a spring shut... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:14-28

And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord ,.... The Levites, who brought it out of the country into the temple, and from thence brought it to the high priest, who delivering it to the king's ministers, and they to the overseers, the repairs were begun: and then Hilkiah the high priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses house of the Lord ,.... The Levites, who brought it out of the country into the temple, and from thence brought it to... 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

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:14-28

The hidden treasure. Whether this "book of the Law of the Lord" was indeed the original copy in the handwriting of Moses is a matter of sacred curiosity; but it is nothing more than that. The surprising and all but incredible thing is that Judah should have been reduced to any one copy of the "Law of the Lord." This discovery of Hilkiah and the surprise and the eagerness it occasioned speak to us of— I. THE GUILTY NEGLIGENCE OF WHICH NATIONS AND MEN ARE CAPABLE .... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 34:14-28

The book of the Law. I. THE FINDING OF THE BOOK . ( 2 Chronicles 34:14 , 2 Chronicles 34:15 .) 1 . The finder. Hilkiah the priest ( 2 Chronicles 34:18 ), the high priest ( 2 Chronicles 34:9 ), the son of Shallum ( 1 Chronicles 6:13 ), the son of Zadok; not to be identified with either the father of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 1:1 ) or the father of Gemariah ( Jeremiah 29:3 ); and certainly to be distinguished from the father of Eliakim, Hezekiah's house-steward ( ... 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

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 34:1-27

P. Josiah chs. 34-35Like Amon’s death (2 Chronicles 33:24), Josiah’s was unnecessarily premature. However, unlike Amon, Josiah was one of Judah’s reformers."Josiah instituted the most thorough of all the OT reforms . . ." [Note: Idem, "1, 2 Chronicles," p. 549.] "Despite this, however, Josiah is not so significant a monarch overall for the Chronicler as he is for the earlier historian [i.e., the writer of Kings]. Much that he records is now to be understood as recapitulation of Hezekiah’s work,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 34:1-33

1. Josiah’s reforms ch. 34The godly in Judah may have regarded Josiah as the most likely candidate to fulfill the promises God had given to David. His early life and reign were spiritually exemplary (2 Chronicles 34:2-3). He sought to purge idolatry from the whole territory of Israel as well as Judah (2 Chronicles 34:4-7). Many of the Simeonites (2 Chronicles 34:6) had allied themselves with Israel religiously (cf. 2 Chronicles 15:9). [Note: Keil, p. 431.] In Jerusalem, Josiah embarked on a... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 34:1-33

Reign of JosiahThe chapter narrates how Josiah suppressed idolatry and repaired the Temple; how a book of the Law, found in the Temple, was read to the king and the people; and how the nation’s covenant with the Lord was renewed.This chapter and the following are, in general, parallel to 2 Kings 22, 2 Kings 23:1-30 with some unimportant variants; but the Chronicler gives more prominence than the writer of 2 Kings to the passover celebrated by Josiah.3. In the twelfth year] In 2 Ki the abolition... read more

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