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Bible Commentaries

Dr. Constable's Expository Notes

2 Chronicles 27

Verses 1-9

K. Jotham ch. 27

Jotham was also a good king. He built up the temple and so contributed to the greater glory of Yahweh (2 Chronicles 27:3). Consequently his neighbors to the east submitted to him and paid him tribute (2 Chronicles 27:5). The Chronicler clearly stated the reason Jotham became strong: "he ordered his ways [i.e., conducted himself] before the LORD his God" (2 Chronicles 27:6).

However, Jotham appears to have failed to lead his people in righteousness (2 Chronicles 27:2). There was no reformation of abuses or revival during his reign, as far as we know.

Evidently the reference to Jotham not entering the temple (2 Chronicles 27:2) means that he did not inappropriately violate the holy place as his father had done (2 Chronicles 26:16).

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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 27". "Dr. Constable's Expository Notes". 2012.