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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 1



Verses 1-17

PART III (2 Chronicles 1-9). The History of the Reign of Solomon

2 Chronicles 1:1-13. Solomon at Gibeon (see notes on 1 Kings 3:4-15).

2 Chronicles 1:1-5. There is nothing corresponding to these verses in 1 K. excepting the reference to Gibeon in 1 Kings 3:4.

2 Chronicles 1:3. for there was the tent of meeting: the earlier history makes no mention of this; it was probably inserted by the Chronicler in order to explain away what would to him have appeared unthinkable in a God-fearing king, viz. worshipping at a high place (bamah); cf. Leviticus 17:8 f. The presence in Gibeon of the brazen altar, according to the Chronicler, would also, in his eyes, have justified Solomon in worshipping there; no mention is made, however, in 1 Kings 3:4 of the brazen altar being at Gibeon.

2 Chronicles 1:7-13. See notes on 1 Kings 3:5-15, upon which this passage is based; the variations are unimportant.

2 Chronicles 1:14-17. Solomon's Wealth (see notes on 1 Kings 10:26-29 and cf. 1 Chronicles 9:25-28).—The position of this section, as compared with the sequence of the history in 1 K., suggests that the source which the Chronicler had before him was not in all respects identical with the present form of 1 K.


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 1:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

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