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Sunday, December 10th, 2023
the Second Week of Advent
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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 16

Barnes' Notes on the Whole BibleBarnes' Notes

Verse 1

This passage runs parallel with Kings (see the marginal reference).

Verse 3

Compare the 1 Kings 15:19 note.

Verse 4

Abel-maim - or, “Abel-beth-maachah” 1 Kings 15:20. It was one of the towns most exposed to attack when an invader entered Israel from the north, and was taken from Pekah by Tiglath-pileser 2 Kings 15:29.

Store cities - See 1 Kings 9:19 note.

Verses 7-10

In a prison house - Or, “in the stocks.” Compare 1 Kings 22:26-27.

Verse 12

Yet in his disease he sought not ... - Rather, “and also in his disease he sought not.” Not only in his war with Baasha, but also when attacked by illness, Asa placed undue reliance upon the aid of man.

Verse 14

The explanation of the plural - “sepulchres” - will be seen in 1 Kings 13:30 note.

The burning of spices in honor of a king at his funeral was customary (compare the marginal references).

Bibliographical Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 16". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bnb/2-chronicles-16.html. 1870.
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