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2 Chronicles Chapter 3

2 Chronicles

ch2 3:0


Ch2 3:1, The place and time of building the temple; Ch2 3:3, The measure and ornaments of the house; Ch2 3:11, The cherubims; Ch2 3:14, The vail and pillars.

2 Chronicles 3:1

ch2 3:1

am 2993, bc 1011, An, Ex, Is, 480

Solomon: Kg1 6:1-14

in mount Moriah: Gen 22:2, Gen 22:14

where the Lord appeared unto David: or, which was seen of David

Ornan: Sa2 24:18-25, Araunah, Ch1 21:18, Ch1 22:1

2 Chronicles 3:2

ch2 3:2

in the second: Kg1 6:1

2 Chronicles 3:3

ch2 3:3

am 2993-3000, bc 1011-1004

Solomon: Ch1 28:11-19

instructed: Heb. founded

The length: Kg1 6:2, Kg1 6:3

the first measure: It is supposed, with much probability, that the first measure means the cubit used in the time of Moses, contradistinguished from that used in Babylon, and which the Israelites used after their return from captivity. and, as these Books were written after the captivity, it was necessary for the writer to make this remark, lest it should be thought that the measurement was by the Babylonish cubit, which was a palm or one-sixth shorter than the cubit of Moses; which may serve to reconcile some variations in the historical books, with respect to numbers when applied to measures.

2 Chronicles 3:4

ch2 3:4

the porch: Joh 10:23; Act 3:11, Act 5:12

an hundred and twenty: As the height of the temple was only thirty cubits, 120 seems too great a height for the porch; but the Syriac, Arabic, and the LXX in the codex Alexandrinus, have only twenty, probably reading, instead of maiah weesrim, "one hundred and twenty," ammoth esrim, "twenty cubits;" which brings it within the proportion of the other measures.

2 Chronicles 3:5

ch2 3:5

the greater: Kg1 6:15-17, Kg1 6:21, Kg1 6:22

2 Chronicles 3:6

ch2 3:6

garnished: Heb. covered

precious: Ch1 29:2, Ch1 29:8; Isa 54:11, Isa 54:12; Rev 21:18-21

Parvaim: Parvaim is supposed by Calmet to be the same as Sepharvaim in Armenia or Media; Bochart is of opinion that it is Taprobanes, now the island of Ceylon, which he drives from taph, a border, and Parvan, i.e., "the coast of Parvan;" but the late Editor of Calmet thinks it the same as the Parvatoi mountains of Ptolemy, at the head of the Indus.

2 Chronicles 3:7

ch2 3:7

overlaid: Exo 26:29; Kg1 6:20-22, Kg1 6:30; Eze 7:20

graved cherubims: Exo 26:1; Kg1 6:35

2 Chronicles 3:8

ch2 3:8

the most holy: Exo 26:33; Kg1 6:19, Kg1 6:20; Heb 9:3, Heb 9:9, Heb 10:19

2 Chronicles 3:10

ch2 3:10

two cherubims: Kg1 6:23-28

image work: or, as some think, of movable work

2 Chronicles 3:13

ch2 3:13

inward: or, toward the house, Exo 25:20

2 Chronicles 3:14

ch2 3:14

the veil: Exo 26:31-35; Mat 27:51; Heb 9:3, Heb 10:20

wrought: Heb. caused to ascend

2 Chronicles 3:15

ch2 3:15

two pillars: Kg1 7:15-24; Jer 52:20-23

thirty: The Syriac and Arabic have, agreeably to the parallel passage, "eighteen cubits high;" but the Septuagint, Chaldee, and Vulgate have "thirty and five cubits high." See note on Kg1 7:15.

high: Heb. long

2 Chronicles 3:16

ch2 3:16

chains: Kg1 6:21

an hundred: Kg1 7:20

2 Chronicles 3:17

ch2 3:17

reared up: Kg1 7:21

Jachin: that is, He shall establish

Boaz: that is, In it is strength

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