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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Kings 14:1-6

Amaziah’s policies 14:1-6Amaziah’s only act of goodness that the writer of Kings included was his obedience to the Mosaic Law in the matter of not executing children for their fathers’ crimes (Deuteronomy 24:16). Kings of other ancient Near Eastern countries commonly practiced such executions. Amaziah instead trusted God to control the potential rebels. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Kings 14:1-22

6. Amaziah’s good reign in Judah 14:1-22Amaziah of Judah reigned over Judah for 29 years (796-767 B.C.). He began reigning when Jehoash was king over Israel and died during the reign of Jehoash’s son and successor Jeroboam II. The prophet Joel may have ministered in Judah during his reign. [Note: Proponents of this view include Freeman, p. 148; and Gleason A. Archer Jr., A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, p. 305.] read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-29

Reigns of Amaziah of Judah and Jeroboam of Israel1. In the second year of Joash.. king of Israel] Joash of Judah reigned 40 years, and as his thirty-seventh year corresponded to the first year of Joash of Israel (2 Kings 13:10) the accession of his son Amaziah could not coincide with the Israelite king’s second year; so that there is some slight error of calculation.3. Not like David] He was not perfectly faithful to the Lord, for late in his reign he worshipped the gods of Edom (2 Chronicles... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Kings 14:4

(4) Howbeit.—The same word was rendered “yet” in the last verse. “Only,” or “save that” would be better. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 2 Kings 14:1-29

The Thistle and the Cedar 2 Kings 14:9 There are two striking fables in the Old Testament: that of Jotham, and this of Jehoash the King of Israel. I. The Fable Illustrates the Variety of Humanity. 'The thistle that was in Lebanon:' the word may mean a thorn or a brier; whichever it be it represents what is mean, contemptible, low, troublesome. And quite near it uprose 'the cedar that was in Lebanon' grand, majestic, sublime. Thistles and cedars are alike part of the economy of God. Which are... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 14:1-22

AMAZIAH OF JUDAHB.C. 796-783 (?)2 Kings 14:1-22"All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."Matthew 26:52THE fate of Amaziah ("Jehovah is strong"), son of Joash of Judah, resembles in some respects that of his father. Both began to reign prosperously: the happiness of both ended in disaster. Amaziah at his accession was twenty-five years old. He was the son of a lady of Jerusalem named Jehoaddin. He reigned twenty-nine years, of which the later ones were passed in misery, peril,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-29

6. Kings of Israel and Judah CHAPTER 14 1. Amaziah’s reign over Judah (2 Kings 14:1-7 ; 2 Chronicles 25:0 ) 2. The conflict between Israel and Judah (2 Kings 14:8-11 ; 2 Chronicles 25:17-24 ) 3. Judah’s defeat and Jerusalem taken (2 Kings 14:12-14 ) 4. Jehoash and his successor (2 Kings 14:15-16 ) 5. Death of Amaziah (2 Kings 14:17-20 ; 2 Chronicles 25:26-28 ) 6. Azariah, King of Judah (2 Kings 14:21-22 ) 7. Jeroboam II (2 Kings 14:23-29 ) Amaziah, a son of Joash, began his... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-29

AMAZIAH RULING IN JUDAH (vv.1-20) Joash had only reigned briefly in Israel before Amaziah the son of the other Joash (or Jehoash) became king in Judah. He was 25 when crowned king and reigned 29 years. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. She must have been a commendable character, for her son was comparatively obedient to the Lord, though not as faithful as David had been (v.2). He was much like his father, Jehoash, with many things to his credit, though the high places of worship... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 14:1-29

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

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