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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 4:11-22

We have here such a summary both of the brass-work and the gold-work of the temple as we had before (1 Kgs. 7:13-51), in which we have nothing more to observe than, 1. That Huram the workman was very punctual: He finished all that he was to make (2 Chron. 4:11), and left no part of his work undone. Huram, his father, he is called, 2 Chron. 4:16. Probably it was a sort of nickname by which he was commonly known, Father Huram; for the king of Tyre called him Huram Abi, my father, in compliance... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 4:16

Huram his father - אב ab , father, is often used in Hebrew to signify a master, inventor, chief operator, and is very probably used here in the former sense by the Chaldee: All these Chiram his master made for King Solomon; or Chiram Abi, or rather Hiram, made for the king. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 4:1-22

The altar, the sea, the light, and the bread. The homiletics of this chapter, viewed in certain general aspects, have been already treated with those of 2 Chronicles 3:1-17 . But it remains to notice other interesting and important aspects of the contents of this chapter. As soon as these are exhibited in such a manner as to make their relative importance apparent, they do indeed become of marked interest. I. First, and no doubt first in importance, we read of the great ALTAR OF ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 4:11-22

Completeness in Christian service. Sacred service may be of two kinds: it may be feeble, slight, slovenly, wholly incomplete and unsatisfactory; or, on the other hand, it may be vigorous, effective, thorough, commanding the esteem of men and securing the commendation of Christ. The way in which Solomon's temple was built brings before us the more excellent order of service. It was characterized by— I. SOLIDITY . The "two pillars" ( 2 Chronicles 4:12 ), and the character of the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 4:16

Flesh-hooks . Hebrew, מִזְלָגוֹח , occurring twice in Exodus ( Exodus 27:3 ; Exodus 38:3 ), once in Numbers, and twice in Chronicles. Another form of the same root, מַזְלֵג occurs twice in Samuel, in the same sense of "flesh-hook" ( 1 Samuel 2:13 , 1 Samuel 2:14 ), where also its use is made dramatically plain. Huram his father ; i.e. his chief artist. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 4:16

Huram his father - Or, “Huram his master-workman” (2 Chronicles 2:13 note). read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 4:1-22

A.M. 2992. B.C. 1012. The brazen altar, sea, and lavers, 2 Chronicles 4:1-6 . The golden candlesticks and tables, 2Ch 4:7 , 2 Chronicles 4:8 . The doors overlaid with brass, the vessels of the altar, and other brass work, 2 Chronicles 4:9-18 . The golden altar of incense, with its appurtenances, 2 Chronicles 4:19-22 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 4. 2 Chronicles 4:1-2. Ten cubits the height thereof This was too high for the priests to lay the victims on it, without going up some kind of... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 4:1-22

Construction of the temple (2:1-7:22)With the help of King Hiram of Tyre, Solomon prepared materials and arranged a workforce to build the planned temple (2:1-18; see notes on 1 Kings 5:1-18). Construction went on for seven years, until the temple, its furniture, its courtyard, and all other articles and decorations connected with it were completed according to plan (3:1-5:1; see notes on 1 Kings 6:1-7:51). The temple was then dedicated to God (5:2-7:22; see notes on 1 Kings 8:1-9:9). read more

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