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Verses of Matthew 2

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Matthew 2:4 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 4

Chief priests. The priests were divided into twenty-four classes; the leaders of these classes, and perhaps some others of particular distinction, were called chief priests. There was but one high priest.--Scribes; a class of men learned in theology and in the law, and often employed as writers. Of the chief priests and scribes, there was composed a council of seventy-two men, called the Sanhedrim which was the great council of the Jewish nation.--Where Christ should be born. Herod was a Jew, and a believer in the Old Testament Scriptures; and he wished that those who were best acquainted with the subject, should inform him where, according to the divine predictions, the Messiah should appear. His conduct, in this instance, was not, therefore, an ordinary case of political cruelty towards a human rival, but a high-handed and deliberate act of hostility against the of counsels of God. He calls upon the great religious tribunal of the nation to consult the sacred records, and inform him, with official solemnity, what God intended to do, in order that he might a adopt effectual measures, by means of violence and murder, to prevent its being done. That a man near seventy years of age and just ready to descend into the grave, should deliberately set himself at work to oppose by open violence, designs which he himself recognized as divine, and which had stood so recorded for seven hundred years, shows to what an extent human guilt and infatuation may sometimes proceed.

Verses of Matthew 2

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Matthew 2:4 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - The Greek Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 2:4 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 2:4 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Matthew 2:4 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 2:4 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Matthew 2:4 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Matthew 2:4 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Matthew 2:4 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 2:4 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Matthew 2:4 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Matthew 2:4 - Geneva Bible Notes

Matthew 2:4 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 2:4 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 2:4 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Matthew 2:4 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Matthew 2:4 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Matthew 2:4 - Lightfoot Commentary Gospels

Matthew 2:4 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Matthew 2:4 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 2:4 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Matthew 2:4 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Matthew 2:4 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 2:4 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 2:4 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Matthew 2:4 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Matthew 2:4 - Combined Bible Commentary

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament