Category Archives: II Chronicles

II Chronicles 27

II Chronicles 27 is about Jotham the king of Judah.  Jotham was a righteous king. Rashi’s comments on Jotham caught my eye (see here what Rashi says about verse 2).  Rashi refers to something that Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai said … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 26

II Chronicles 26 is about King Uzziah of Judah.  He was righteous, but God punished him with leprosy because he went into the Temple to offer incense, which only the Aaronide priests were allowed to do. Here are some thoughts: … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 25

II Chronicles 25 is about King Amaziah of Judah.  The Chronicler says that Amaziah was a righteous king, but his heart was not perfect.  Amaziah’s father, King Joash, had been killed, and Amaziah as king obeyed the Torah by executing … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 24

I have three thoughts about II Chronicles 24.  Two of the items are more questions than answers. 1.  King Joash of Judah attempts to repair the Temple of Judah, and he needs donations to do that.  Initially, he sends out … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 23

In II Chronicles 23, a conspiracy overthrows the wicked Queen Athaliah of Judah, and the rightful Davidid Joash is installed as king.  Joash was hidden in the Temple for years, to keep him safe from Athaliah, who had slaughtered many … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 22

II Chronicles 22 is about King Ahaziah of Judah. II Chronicles 22:2 states (in the KJV): “Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 21: Elijah’s Letter

In II Chronicles 21:12-15, King Jehoram of Judah, the son of righteous King Jehoshaphat, receives a letter from the prophet Elijah, rebuking Jehoram and predicting Jehoram’s downfall.  How could Jehoram have received a letter from Elijah?  Had not Elijah been … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 20

In II Chronicles 20, the Moabites, the Ammonites, the inhabitants of Mount Seir (the Edomites, most likely), and possibly another group (the NRSV says “some of the Meunites,” probably basing that on what the Septuagint has) are preparing to attack … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 19

In II Chronicles 19:2, we read: “And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 18

II Chronicles 18 presents the story of the prophet Micaiah.  The wicked King Ahab of Northern Israel and the righteous King Jehoshaphat of Judah have entered into an alliance.  Jehoshaphat visits Ahab, and Ahab wants to fight Syria.  Ahab consults … Continue reading

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