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Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 22



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 2Kings, 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.


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Bibliography Information
Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 22:4". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". 1870.

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