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Bible Commentaries

Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 13

Verses 1-14

The Removal of the Ark from Kirjath-jearim

This chapter merely expands 2 Samuel 6:1-11, with some unimportant differences.

3. We enquired not at it] perhaps, better, ’we did not seek it,’ i.e. to convey it to a place of honour: cp. 1 Chronicles 15:13.

5. Shihor of Egypt] usually employed to designate the Nile (Isaiah 23:3; Jeremiah 2:18), but here applied to the ’brook of Egypt’ (Joshua 15:4), the modern El Arish, a small stream on the borders of Egypt flowing into the Mediterranean. The entering of Hemath] i.e. the defile between Lebanon and Hermon, forming the approach to Hamath from the S.

6. Whose name is called on it] better, ’who is called by the Name,’ this serving as a substitute for a more explicit mention of the divine name which is disguised in Jehovah.

11. Made a breach] RV’ had broken forth.’ Perez-uzza] i.e. the Breach of Uzza.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 13". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". 1909.