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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 28



Verse 23

23. He sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus — This occurred during the progress of the Syrian wars, and before the fall of Damascus. Compare note on 2 Kings 16:10. Among the gods of Damascus which Ahaz worshipped were Rimmon (2 Kings 5:18) and Hadad.

Verse 24

24. Shut up… doors of the house of the Lord — This, of course, suspended the temple service, and so matters remained till the first year of Hezekiah, Comp. 2 Chronicles 29:3; 2 Chronicles 29:7. Ahaz seems to have acted on the thought that the erection of altars in every corner of Jerusalem rendered the service of the temple superfluous, and so he closed its doors, put out the sacred lamps, and brought its daily service to an end. So in wickedness and idolatry Ahaz surpassed all his predecessors in Jerusalem. On account of his great wickedness he was not buried in the royal sepulchre.


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 28:4". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1874-1909.

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