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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 22



Verse 2

Forty and two years old = a son of forty-two years: i.e. of the house of Omri, on account of his connection with it through his mother (832-790 = 42). In 2 Kings 8:26 Ahaziah"s actual age (twenty-two years) is given when he began to reign (790) during the two years of his father"s disease. His father, Jehoram, was thirty-two when he began to reign with Jehoshaphat, two years before the latter"s death (2 Kings 8:16). This was in 796. Jehoram therefore was born in 828. Ahaziah, his son, being twenty-two when he began his co-regency, was therefore born in 812; his father being sixteen years old. See App-50. pp 2 Chronicles 57:58.

daughter of Omri. Daughter put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Genus) for granddaughter. See App-55.

Verse 3

ways. Compare 2 Kings 8:27.

Verse 4

evil = the evils. Hebrew. ra"a. .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 5

with Jehoram. Compare 2 Kings 8:28, &c.

Joram. Another spelling of Jehoram. See note on 1 Chronicles 25:11.

Verse 6

Azariah. Same as Ahaziah. See note on 2 Chronicles 22:1 with 2 Chronicles 21:17.

Verse 7

destruction. Compare 2 Kings 9:21-27.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

whom the LORD had anointed. Compare 2 Kings 9:6, 2 Kings 9:7.

Verse 9

hid = hiding himself.

in Samaria. The province, not the city.

brought him. His wounds being partially healed. to Jehu. Who must have been then at Megiddo (2 Kings 9:27).

Verse 10

she arose and destroyed. The enemy"s third attempt, at this time, to destroy the royal succession: (1) 2 Chronicles 21:4; (2) 2 Chronicles 21:17; 2 Chronicles 22:1; (3) 2 Chronicles 22:10. This time he well-nigh succeeded. See App-25.

Verse 11

from among . . . slain. As Christ, the Antitype, Who was raised from among the dead, and is now hidden on high (Acts 3:21).

bedchamber. One formerly used by the priests.

the daughter of king Jehoram: i.e. of the former king of that name (2 Kings 11:2).

the wife of Jehoiada the priest. Hence her action. See note on "Libnah" (2 Chronicles 21:10).

Verse 12

in the house of God. The safest of all places at that time; for its courts were deserted (2 Chronicles 24:7).

six. The number of man. See App-10.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 22:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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