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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 19

 

 

Introduction

2 Chronicles 17:1 to 2 Chronicles 20:37. The Reign of Jehoshaphat.—This section is, in the main, from the hand of the Chronicler, whose spirit and aim are visible throughout; he has utilised all the information concerning Jehoshaphat to be got from 1 K. viz. in 1 Kings 15:24; 1 Kings 22:1-35; 1 Kings 22:41-50 (see notes).


Verses 1-11

2 Chronicles 19:1-3. Jehu the prophet reproves Jehoshaphat for having allied himself with Ahab. These verses are mainly from the Chronicler, but see 1 Kings 16:1 ff.

2 Chronicles 19:4-11. This section, a kind of midrash on the name Jehoshaphat (= "Yahweh judgeth"), is also from the Chronicler; he imagines the judicial arrangements of his own day to have been already in existence in much earlier times. The section is, in a sense, analogous to 2 Chronicles 17:7-9.

 


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Bibliography Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/2-chronicles-19.html. 1919.

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