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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 1

 

 

Verses 1-17

2 Chronicles 1:1. And Solomon. The books of Chronicles are both one in the original, but the Latin church has thought proper to divide them into two; ending the first with David’s reign, and beginning the second with Solomon’s. The contents of the first ten or twelve chapters have been anticipated in the first book of Kings, and therefore few remarks will be required here.

2 Chronicles 1:14. Solomon had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen. Each chariot contained a fighting captain, a powerful man on his left to support him, and one or two behind, to cut their way through the enemy. Solomon maintained a powerful standing army, to keep his allies in subjection, for he would not leave his country defenceless, while surrounding nations were in arms; yet he is called a prince of peace. While France boasts of a million of men in arms, England should not sleep.

2 Chronicles 1:17. A horse for a hundred and fifty shekels. The shekel found in Italy weighed half an ounce of silver, value about half a crown.

 


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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 1:4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jsc/2-chronicles-1.html. 1835.

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