2 Chronicles 20:5 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole
In the house of the Lord, largely so called, i.e. in one of the courts of the temple, even in the court of the people, and upon that brazen scaffold which Solomon had erected for such a purpose, 2Ch 6:13.
Before the new court, i.e. besides and before the priests’ court; for there were but two courts belonging to the temple, as is noted 2Ki 21:5; 23:12. And Jehoshaphat stood in the one, which must be that of the people; and before the other, which therefore can be no other than that of the priests’, which is called the new court, because it had been lately renewed when the altar was renewed, 2Ch 15:8, as the command of love is called a new command, Joh 13:34; 1Jo 2:8, because it was so solemnly renewed, and revived, and reinforced by Christ.
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English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole
Matthew Poole (1624–1679) wrote English Annotations on the Holy Bible, completing the chapters as far as Isaiah 58 before his death in 1679. The rest of the Annotations were completed by friends and colleagues among his Nonconformist brethren. The first printing of the completed edition was in 1685, 2 volumes folio, followed by editions in 1688, 1696 (with valuable chapter outlines added by the editors, Samuel Clark and Edward Veale), and the 4th and definitive edition in 1700, the basis of all others.