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HAYDOCK CATHOLIC BIBLE COMMENTARY ON THE OLD TESTAMENT



2 PARALIPOMENON 27

 

CHAPTER XXVII.

 

Ver. 2.  Lord.  Like Ozias, to offer incense.  He was content with the royal dignity, without arrogating to himself that of the priests.  C. --- Transgressed.  Heb. "acted corruptly," on the heights.  4 K. xv. 35.  H.

 

Ver. 3.  Gate, on the east, repairing (T.) and beautifying it so, (H.) that Jeremias (xxvi. 10,) calls it New.  T. --- Ophel, on the walls of the city, (C.) towards the eastern porch of the temple.  Joseph.   S. Jer. in Isa. xxxii. 14. --- Here the Nathineans dwelt.  2 Esd. iii. 26.  C. --- Kimchi, &c. translate, "a citadel."  T.

 

Ver. 5.  Measures, (coros.)  Heb. corim, also, (H.) means an "ass;" as this burden was sufficient for one, being equivalent to 30 Romans bushels.  A. Lapide.  M. --- Give him.  Sept. adds, "These things did the king of Ammon bring to him every year, in the first year, and in the second, and the third."  H. --- After paying tribute three years, the Ammonites revolted, and were subdued by Joatham, as they had been by his father.  C. xxvi. 7.

 

Ver. 7.  Wars, with Rasin and Phacee.  4 K. xv. 37. --- Juda.  What concerned both kingdoms was carefully preserved; and Esdras informs us from what records he composed this work.  C.

 

 








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