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Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

2 Chronicles 27

 

 

Verses 1-9

K. Jotham ch27

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 27:4". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/2-chronicles-27.html. 2012.

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