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2 Chronicles 5:8

 

 

For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, so that the cherubim made a covering over the ark and its poles.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) For the cherubims spread forth their wings.—Rather, And the cherubim were spreading forth wings. Kings has for (kî); making the sentence an explanation of the last clause of 2 Chronicles 5:7.

Covered.—Kings has the technical term for the cherubim “covering” the ark (Exodus 25:20; 1 Chronicles 28:18). In Hebrew writing, the difference is marked by the transposition of a single letter. Perhaps, therefore, our present reading is a clerical error.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the cherubims spread forth their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.
the staves
Exodus 25:12-15; 37:3-5; Numbers 4:6

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-5.html.

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