Category Archives: II Chronicles

Book Write-Up: A Commentary on 1&2 Chronicles, by Eugene H. Merrill

Eugene H. Merrill.  A Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles.  Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Eugene H. Merrill is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has degrees from Bob … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 36

II Chronicles 36 is the last chapter of the Book of II Chronicles.  It goes from the reigns of King Josiah’s successors, through the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in the sixth century B.C.E., to King Cyrus’ proclamation that exiled Jews … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 35

II Chronicles 35 is about the Passover celebration under King Josiah of Judah, as well as Josiah’s death. I have five items. 1.  II Chronicles 35:3 states: “And [Josiah] said unto the Levites that taught all Israel, which were holy … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 34 (Rambling)

II Chronicles 34 is about the reign of King Josiah of Judah.  The Chronicler considers Josiah to be a righteous king, as does II Kings 22.  II Chronicles 34 and II Kings 22-23 tell Josiah’s story differently, however. In II … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 33

II Chronicles 33 is about King Manasseh of Judah.  In both II Chronicles 33 and II Kings 21, Manasseh is considered to be an especially wicked king.  In II Chronicles 33, however, Manasseh repents after the Assyrians capture him and … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 32

II Chronicles 32 talks about King Sennacherib of Assyria’s unsuccessful siege of Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah.  It also covers Hezekiah’s pride and death. In preparation for Assyria’s invasion of Jerusalem, Hezekiah stopped up the water … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 31

In II Chronicles 31, the righteous King Hezekiah of Judah arranges for the support of the priests and the Levites.  He commands the people of Jerusalem to give the portion to the priests and the Levite—-probably the firstfruits of grain, … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 30

II Chronicles 30 is about righteous King Hezekiah’s Passover, which Judahites and some Northern Israelites attended. There is debate about whether or not Hezekiah’s Passover actually happened.  After all, does not II Kings 23:22 state regarding the Passover of a … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 29

II Chronicles 29 is about the reign of righteous King Hezekiah, particularly his attempts to repair the Temple and re-establish Temple worship. II Chronicles 29:34 states: “But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 28

II Chronicles 28 is about the reign of King Ahaz of Judah.  According to the Chronicler, King Ahaz did evil in the eyes of the LORD.  Here are some items: 1.  Scholars have noted that the account of King Ahaz’s … Continue reading

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