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2 Chronicles 5:9

 

 

The poles were so long that the ends of the poles of the ark could be seen in front of the inner sanctuary, but they could not be seen outside; and they are there to this day.

Adam Clarke Commentary

They drew out the staves - As the ark was no longer to be carried about, these were unnecessary.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

From the ark - Or, according to a different reading here and according to 1 Kings 8:8, some read, “the ends of the staves were seen from the Holy place.”

There it is unto this day - This should be corrected as in the margin.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "Barnes' Notes on the New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-chronicles-5.html. 1870.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

there it is unto this day — that is, at the time when this history was composed; for after the Babylonish captivity there is no trace of either ark or staves.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-chronicles-5.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

To this day — When this history was first written; not when it was reviewed by Ezra: for after the return from Babylon, neither staves nor ark were any more seen.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-chronicles-5.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Chronicles 5:9 And they drew out the staves [of the ark], that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

Ver. 9. And there it is unto this day,] i.e., Until the time that the larger Chronicles of the Kings of Judah out of which Ezra compiled this abstract - were written.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

That the ark was in the temple unto this day, means somewhat more, than the mere literal sense. Most probably Ezra wrote this book of the Chronicles; at which time Solomon's temple was destroyed. I rather think Ezra had a spiritual meaning in the expression; and that the phrase is intended to say, that the ark, that is, the presence of the Lord, is with Israel to this day. How delightful to consider, Jesus is with his people always, even unto the end of the world!


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1828.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

When this history was first written: not when it was reviewed by Ezra, who made some additions to it; for after the return from Babylon neither staves nor ark were any more seen or heard of.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Oracle, pushing out the veil, (Haydock) in the tabernacle of Moses, but not in the temple, which was of larger dimensions. (Calmet) --- But if. Hebrew, "but they were not seen without. And there it is till this day."


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

drew out. Compare 1 Kings 8:8.

unto this day. This is a copy of 1 Kings 8:6-8, or an addendum by Ezra; because it is not applicable to "the day" of the writer, as may be seen from 2 Chronicles 36:22, 2 Chronicles 36:23. But may this possibly have a mysterious reference to Revelation 11:19?


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-5.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.

There it is unto this day - i:e., at the time when this history was composed; for after the Babylonian captivity there is no trace of either ark or staves.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-chronicles-5.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(9) And they drew out . . . were seen.—Rather, And the staves were so long that the tips of the staves were seen. &c.

From the ark.—1 Kings 8:8, “from the Holy Place.” So the LXX. and four Hebrew MSS. The priests in the great hall could see the tips of the staves projecting within the Holy of Holies; but persons outside (“without”) of the great hall could not see them.

And there it is unto this day.—And it (the ark) remained there unto this day. So Vulg., “fuit itaque arca ibi.” LXX., Syr., Targ., Arab., They—i.e., the poles were there; and so some Heb. MSS., and 1 Kings 8:8. This is no doubt right. A letter has fallen out of the Hebrew text. That the chronicler has preserved this remark without modification to suit altered circumstances, and indeed that the compiler of Kings did the same long before him, is a striking instance of the way in which Oriental historiographers are content to borrow with literal exactitude from the works of predecessors, even in cases where such borrowing appears to the modern mind infelicitous.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-5.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they drew out the staves of the ark, that the ends of the staves were seen from the ark before the oracle; but they were not seen without. And there it is unto this day.
they drew
As the ark was no longer to be carried about, the staves were unnecessary.
the ends
1 Kings 8:8,9
there it is, or, they are there: as 1 Ki 8:8
1 Kings 8:8
unto this day
That is, the day when these events were recorded; not the day when these extracts were made, after the captivity, and consequently, long after the destruction of the temple.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 5:9". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-5.html.

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