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Verses of 2 Chronicles 16

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2 Chronicles 16:1 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Of the reign of Asa; or, of the kingdom of Asa, i.e. of the kingdom of Judah, which was now Asa’s kingdom; or from the time of the division of the two kingdoms. Rehoboam reigned seventeen years, 2Ch 12:13; Abijah three years, 2Ch 13:2; Asa had now reigned fifteen years, 2Ch 15:10; all which, put together, make up the thirty-five years mentioned 2Ch 15:19. And in the next year Baasha wars against him; and the ground of war was the defection of many of his subjects to Asa, 2Ch 15:9, whom Asa endeavours to engage, together with his own subjects, by an oath and a covenant, to be true and faithful to God, and consequently to himself; which was done in his fifteenth year, 2Ch 15:9,10; and therefore in his sixteenth year, called here the thirty-sixth year of his kingdom, he commenceth an open war against him. If it be objected, That the reign or kingdom of Asa is otherwise understood of the time of Asa’s personal reign, (as I may call it,) 2Ch 15:10; the answer is obvious, That there are many instances in Scripture (some of which have been formerly given, and others will be given in their proper places) where the same word or phrase is taken differently, and that in the very same chapter and history. And particularly this variety is elsewhere used, both by sacred and profane writers, in the computation of the years of princes, which are sometimes reckoned from the beginning of their reign, and sometimes from other remarkable times and occurrences. Titus Nebuchadnezzar’s years are sometimes computed from the beginning of his reign, as 2Ki 25:8; Jer 52:12,29,30, and sometimes from his complete conquest of Syria and Egypt, &c., as that passage, Dan 2:1, In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar, is by the general stream of interpreters understood. Thus Ahaziah’s years, which doubtless were usually computed from the time of his birth, are computed from another head, 2Ch 22:2, See Poole "2Ch 22:2". And the like differences are observed in computing the years of some of the Syrian monarchs and Roman emperors; and particularly of Augustus, the years of whose reign are variously accounted by the Roman historians; sometimes from his first consulship, sometimes from the time of the triumvirate, and sometimes from that famous victory at Actium, where he utterly overthrew his competitor, and made himself sole and unquestionable emperor. And therefore it is not strange if it be so here. And that it must necessarily be thus understood, appears from hence, that it cannot be the thirty-sixth year of the reign of Asa in his own person, because Baasha began to reign in Asa’s third year, 1Ki 15:28, and reigned only twenty-four years, and consequently died in Asa’s twenty-sixth or twenty-seventh year, as it is said he did, 1Ki 15:8. That he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah; that he might keep his subjects from revolting to Asa, as he perceived they began to do, 2Ch 15:9, and keep Asa’s subjects from coming into his dominions to seduce his people from their obedience to him.

Verses of 2 Chronicles 16

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2 Chronicles 16:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

2 Chronicles 16:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

2 Chronicles 16:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Geneva Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 16:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

2 Chronicles 16:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

2 Chronicles 16:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

2 Chronicles 16:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Sermon Bible

2 Chronicles 16:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 16:1 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 16:1 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole