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Bible Commentaries

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 6

These chapters narrate the building and the dedication of the temple, and correspond with 1 Kings 6-8. The two accounts differ somewhat in arrangement, and the chronicler furnishes no description of the palace. See the notes on the parallel passages in Kings, where the differences between the two accounts are sufficiently noted.

The word Parvaim, in 2 Chronicles 3:6, occurs nowhere else. It seems clearly to denote the place whence the gold for ornamenting the temple was derived; a well known gold region, like Ophir. 1 Kings 10:11. Some think it another form of the name Ophir; others of Sepharvaim. 2 Kings 17:31. Some think it may be equivalent to the Sanscrit purva, which means eastern. But all explanations of the word, and all attempts to identify Parvaim with any known locality, are purely conjectural.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1874-1909.