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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 11



Verse 1

Benjamin. See 1 Kings 11:36.

Verse 2

Shemaiah. Compare 2 Chronicles 12:5 and 1 Kings 12:22. See note on Psalm 90, title.

the man of God. See App-49.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 4

this thing is done of Me. As a chastisement for the apostasy of Solomon, and the arrogance of Rehoboam.

Verse 5

(5-12) These particulars are complementary. App-56.

built = rebuilt.

for defence. Evidently these fifteen cities were for defence against Egypt, because of Jeroboam"s influence there (2 Chronicles 10:2). His fears were well grounded (2 Chronicles 12:2, 2 Chronicles 12:4 and 1 Kings 14:25).

Verse 8

took him Mahalath . . . and Abihail. Render "took him with Malahath . . . Abihail".

Verse 13

all Israel resorted to him. Thus the mingling of Israel with Judah was continued. See note on 1 Kings 12:17.

coasts = borders.

Verse 15

devils = hairy ones, or goats representing demons.

he = Jeroboam.

Verse 16

after them = following them.

out of all the tribes. See notes on verses: 2 Chronicles 11:13-14 above, and 1 Kings 12:17.

set = gave.

Verse 17

three years. See note on 2 Chronicles 12:2. 2 Chronicles 12:1

Verse 19

Which. i.e. Which [latter].

children = sons.

Verse 20

Maachah. Her other name was Michaiah (2 Chronicles 13:2).

Absalom. Same as Abishalom (1 Kings 15:2).

Verse 21

for. Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis.

Verse 22

chief = head.

Verse 23

them: i.e. the sons.

wives = wives [for them].


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 11:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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