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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:1-10

This agrees with what we had 1 Kgs. 8:2-10, where an account was given of the solemn introduction of the ark into the new-erected temple. 1. There needed no great solemnity for the bringing in of the dedicated things, 2 Chron. 5:1. They added to the wealth, and perhaps were so disposed as to add to the beauty of it; but they could not add to the holiness, for it was the temple that sanctified the gold, Matt. 23:17. See how just Solomon was both to God and to his father. Whatever David had... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 5:3

The feast - "That is, the feast of tabernacles, which was held in the seventh month." - Targum. See 1 Kings 8:2 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

The first worship in the finished temple. The homiletic matter of this chapter may be said to be one. For we are, in fact, brought face to face with the central interest—the mystic presence, and veiled glory of the tabernacle or temple, in connection with the outer worship—the whole form of the outer worship of the Church visible of God's ancient people. This central interest means the ark—the ark of the covenant; the ark, with its two Divine autograph tables of stone; the ark, with... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

The dedication of the temple: 1. The bringing-in of the ark. I. THE PREPARATION FOR THE CEREMONY . ( 2 Chronicles 5:1-4 .) 1 . The completion of the temple furniture. The manufacture of the various articles having been described in the preceding chapter, it is here briefly recorded that the whole work which Solomon made for the house of the Lord was finished—a happy illustration of the proverb, "Better is the end of a thing," etc. ( Ecclesiastes 7:8 ). The work,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:2-13

Bringing in the ark. It was fitting enough that the ark which had been in the ancient tabernacle should be brought with much ceremony into the new temple. It linked the past and the future, and it associated two things which must be constantly kept together. It suggests to us— I. THE TRUE NATIONAL CONTINUITY . This was not found at all in the permanence of one form of government, for that had passed from a theocracy to a monarchy; nor was it found only or even chiefly in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:3

In the feast which … in the seventh month ; i.e. the Feast of Tabernacles. This commenced on the fifteenth of the seventh month, named Ethanim (see 1 Kings 8:2 ). With this the festivals of the sacred year closed. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

A.M. 2999. B.C. 1005. Solomon brings the dedicated treasures into the house, and the ark into the sanctuary, 2 Chronicles 5:1-10 . While the priests and Levites sing praise, the glory of God fills the house, 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 5. 2 Chronicles 5:1-2. Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated What remained of the things that David had provided, Solomon would not employ to his own use, but laid them up in the treasures of the temple. And... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 5:1-14

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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