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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 22

Barnes' Notes on the Whole BibleBarnes' Notes

Verse 2

For “42” read “22” (see the marginal reference). Ahaziah’s father, Jehoram, was but 40 when be died 2 Chronicles 21:20.

Verse 7

The destruction of Ahaziah was of God - i. e. his untimely end was a judgment upon him for his idolatry.

Verse 9

Compare the marginal reference. Ahaziah after remaining a while at Megiddo, removed to Samaria, where his wounds could be better cared for and concealment might be easier; Jehu’s emissaries discovered him there; they took him to Jehu, who happened at the time to be at Megiddo; and then and there Jehu put him to death. The narrative here is therefore supplementary to that of 2 Kings, and finds its proper place between the clause,” He fled to Megiddo,” and the words “and died there.”

And when they had slain him, they buried him - Jehu’s emissaries killed him but allowed his servants to bury him (see 2 Kings 9:28).

No power ... - As Ahaziah was but twenty-three at his death (2 Chronicles 22:2 note), he had no grown-up son to take the crown.

Verses 10-12

Compare the marginal reference and notes.

Bibliographical Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 22". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bnb/2-chronicles-22.html. 1870.
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