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John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 12:1-21

Joash repairs the Temple2. All his days] According to 2 Chronicles 24:17.; Joash took to evil courses after the death of Jehoiada. 3. The high places, etc.] The worship at the ’high places’ was first abolished by Hezekiah, and then, after its renewal by Manasseh, by Josiah.4. The money.. is set at] RV ’the money of the persons for whom each man is rated.’ The money devoted to the repair of the Temple was that received for (a) the supply of vessels dedicated to the Temple services; (b) the... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Kings 12:1

XII.THE REIGN OF JEHOASH, OR JOASH. (Comp. 2 Chronicles 24:0)(1) Forty years.—A common round number. David and Solomon are each said to have reigned forty years.His mother’s name.—The author of these short abstracts generally gives this particular in regard to the kings of Judah.Beer-sheba.—A famous Simeonite sanctuary, and resort of pilgrims (Amos 5:5; Amos 8:14). read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 12:1-21

ATHALLAH(B.C. 842-836)JOASH BEN AHAZIAH OF JUDAH(B.C. 836-796)2 Kings 11:1-21; 2 Kings 12:1-21"Par cette fin terrible, et due a ses forfaits, Apprenez, Roi des Juifs, et n’oubliez jamais, Que les rois dans le ciel ont un juge severe, L’innocence un vengeur, et les orphelins un pere!"- RACINE, "Athalie.""Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind’s sway, That, hushed in grim repose, expects its evening prey."- GRAY.BEFORE we follow the destinies of the House of Jehu we must revert to Judah, and watch... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Kings 12:1-21

4. Jehoash, the Temple Repaired, and the Death of Jehoash CHAPTER 12 1. Jehoash’s (Joash) Reign (2 Kings 12:1-3 ; 2 Chronicles 24:2 ) 2. The Failure of the Priests (2 Kings 12:4-8 ; 2 Chronicles 24:4-5 ) 3. The Temple Repaired (2 Kings 12:9-16 ; 2 Chronicles 24:8-14 ) 4. Hazael and Jehoash (2 Kings 12:17-18 ) 5. The Death of Joash (2 Kings 12:19-21 ; 2 Chronicles 24:25-27 ) Great things had the Lord done both in Israel and in Judah. As we have seen there were numerous divine... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 12:1-21

JEHOASH REPAIRS THE TEMPLE (vv.1-16) Jehu bad reigned seven years in Israel before Jehoash took the throne of Judah, so that the two were contemporary for 21 years (ch.10:26). Until the time that Jehoiada died, Jehoash was kept from evil (v.1), though after the death of Jehoiada, Jehoash was influenced by leaders in Judah to leave the house of the Lord and worship wooden images and other idols (2 Chronicles 24:15-18). However, in the earlier years of his reign, Jehoash was rightly... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 12:1-21

A CENTURY OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH JOASH OF JUDAH (2 Kings 11-12) The chief events of this reign are the rescue of the infant king from the murderous grandmother (2 Kings 11:1-3 ); the coup d’etat of the high priest by which he was raised to the throne (2 Kings 11:4-16 ); the reforms of the high priest as regent of the kingdom (2 Kings 11:17-21 ); the repairing of the temple by the king (2 Kings 12:1-16 ); the surrender to the Syrians (2 Kings 12:17-18 ); and the king’s assassination (2 Kings... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Kings 12:1

CONTENTS This chapter contains the history of Jehoash's reign and death. He governed well during the life of Jehoiada, but after was led away from his uprightness. His death was induced by the treachery of his servants. 2 Kings 12:1 Whether the reign of Jehoash is reckoned from the seventh year of his life, when Jehoiada brought him forth to the people and anointed him king, is not said, but seems likely. And if so, he died in the prime of life, at the age of 47. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 12:1-16

1-16 It is a great mercy to young people, especially to all young men of rank, like Jehoash, to have those about them who will instruct them to do what is right in the sight of the Lord; and they do wisely and well for themselves, when willing to be counselled and ruled. The temple was out of repair; Jehoash orders the repair of the temple. The king was zealous. God requires those who have power, to use it for the support of religion, the redress of grievances, and repairing of decays. The king... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Kings 12:1-16

The Temple Repaired v. 1. In the seventh year of Jehu, the king of Israel who had eradicated Baal-worship in Israel, Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name, which is mentioned on account of the influence of the queen-mother in an Oriental harem, was Zibiah of Beersheba. v. 2. And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein Jehoiada, the priest, instructed him; as long as this staunch, faithful, God-fearing... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 2 Kings 12:1-21

C.—The reign of Joash (or Jehoash)2 Kings 11:21 to 2 Kings 12:21 (2 Chronicles 24:0)21Seven years old was Jehoash when he began to reign.2 Kings 12:1 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beer-sheba. 2And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein [because] Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 3But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and... read more

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