corner graphic

Bible Commentaries

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 19




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.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". 1919.

Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology