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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 15:1


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 15:1

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    World English Bible

    In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 15:1

    In the seven and twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Azarias son of Amasias, king of Juda.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

    Original Hebrew

    בשׁנת
    8141 עשׂרים 6242 ושׁבע 7651 שׁנה 8141 לירבעם 3379 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 מלך 4427 עזריה 5838 בן 1121 אמציה 558 מלך 4428 יהודה׃ 3063

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    :8; 14:16,17

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 15:1

    ¶ En el año veintisiete de Jeroboam, rey de Israel, comenzó a reinar Azarías hijo de Amasías rey de Judá.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 15:1

    Verse 1. In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam] Dr. Kennicott complains loudly here, because of "the
    corruption in the name of this king of Judah, who is expressed by four different names in this chapter: Ozriah, Oziah, Ozrihu, and Ozihu. Our oldest Hebrew MS. relieves us here by reading truly, in ver. 1, 6, 7, whyz[ Uzziah, where the printed text is differently corrupted. This reading is called true, 1. Because it is supported by the Syriac and Arabic versions in these three verses. 2.

    Because the printed text itself has it so in ver. 32, 34 of this very chapter. 3. Because it is so expressed in the parallel place in Chronicles; and, 4. Because it is not azariav, Azariah, but oziav, Oziah, (Uzziah,) in St. Matthew's genealogy." There are insuperable difficulties in the chronology of this place. The marginal note says, "This is the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam's partnership in the kingdom with his father, who made him consort at his going to the Syrian wars. It is the sixteenth year of Jeroboam's monarchy." Dr. Lightfoot endeavours to reconcile this place with chap. xiv. 16, 17, thus: "At the death of Amaziah, his son and heir Uzziah was but four years old, for he was about sixteen in Jeroboam's twenty-seventh year; therefore, the throne must have been empty eleven years, and the government administered by protectors while Uzziah was in his minority." Learned men are not agreed concerning the mode of reconciling these differences; there is probably some mistake in the numbers. I must say to all the contending chronologers:- Non nostrum inter vos tantas componere lites.

    When such men disagree, I can't decide.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. In the twenty amd seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah the son on Amaziah king of Judah to reign .] Now Amaziah lived only to the fifteenth year of Jeroboam, ( 2 Kings 14:2,17,23) in which year, and not in his twenty seventh, it might be thought Azariah his son began to reign. There are various ways taken to remove this difficulty, not to take notice of a corruption of numbers, “twenty seven for seventeen”, which some insist on. Ben Gersom and Abarbinel are of opinion, that those twenty seven years of Jeroboam’s reign are not to be understood of what were past, but of what were to come before the family of Jehu was extinct; and that he reigned twenty six years, and his son six months, which made twenty seven imperfect years. Others suppose that Jeroboam reigned with his father eleven or twelve years before his death; and, reckoning from the different periods of his reign, this was either the twenty seventh year, or the fifteenth or sixteenth: and others, that the reign of Azariah may be differently reckoned, either from the time his father fled to Lachish, where he might remain eleven or twelve years, or from his death, and so may be said to begin to reign either in the fifteenth or twenty seventh of Jeroboam; or there was an interregnum of eleven or twelve years after the death of his father, he being a minor of about four years of age, which was the fifteenth of Jeroboam, during which time the government was in the hands of the princes and great men of the nation; and it was not till Azariah was sixteen years of age, and when it was the twenty seventh of Jeroboam’s reign, that the people agreed to make him king, (see 2 Kings 14:21) and which seems to be the best way of accounting for it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 -
    Uzziah did for the most part that which was right. It was happy for the kingdom that a good reign was a long one.


    Original Hebrew

    בשׁנת 8141 עשׂרים 6242 ושׁבע 7651 שׁנה 8141 לירבעם 3379 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 מלך 4427 עזריה 5838 בן 1121 אמציה 558 מלך 4428 יהודה׃ 3063


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