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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: 2 Chronicles 11

Chapter 11

And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against Israel, that he might bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam.

when Rehoboam

1 Kings 12:21

an hundred

Psalms 33:10,16 Proverbs 21:30,31

But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying,

to Shemaiah

12:5,7,15 1 Kings 12:22-24

the man

8:14 Deuteronomy 33:1 1 Samuel 2:27 1 Timothy 6:11

Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying,

to all Israel

Genesis 49:28 Exodus 24:4 2 Kings 17:34 Philippians 3:5 Revelation 7:4-8

Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house: for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.


Genesis 13:8 2 Samuel 2:26 Acts 7:26 1 Corinthians 6:5-8 Hebrews 13:1 1 Peter 3:8 1 John 3:11-13


10:16 1 Kings 22:36

for this thing

10:15 Genesis 50:20 1 Kings 11:29-38 Psalms 33:11 Hosea 8:4

they obeyed

25:7-10 28:9-15

And Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem, and built cities for defence in Judah.

A. M. 3029-3032. B.C. 975-972. built

8:2-6 14:6,7 16:6 17:12 26:6 27:4 Isaiah 22:8-11

He built even Bethlehem, and Etam, and Tekoa,


Bethlehem, called Bethlehem Judah (Jud 17:7,) to distinguish it from another Bethlehem in Zebulun, (Jos 19:15,) and also Ephratah, (i.e., fruitful,) and by the Arabs, Bait-el-lahm, is situated on a rising ground on the southern side of a deep and extensive valley, and reclining from E. to W. not quite six miles S. of Jerusalem.

Genesis 35:19 1 Samuel 17:12 Matthew 2:5,6


Judges 15:8 1 Chronicles 4:32


20:20 2 Samuel 14:2 Nehemiah 3:5,27 Jeremiah 6:1 Amos 1:1

And Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam,


Joshua 15:58


Joshua 15:35



Joshua 12:15 15:35 1 Samuel 22:1 2 Samuel 23:13 Micah 1:15

And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,


1 Chronicles 18:1


Joshua 15:44


Joshua 15:24 1 Samuel 23:14,19 Psalms 54:1 *title

And Adoraim, and Lachish, and Azekah,


32:9 Joshua 10:5,11 15:35,39

And Zorah, and Aijalon, and Hebron, which are in Judah and in Benjamin fenced cities.


Joshua 15:33


Joshua 19:41,42



Genesis 23:2 Numbers 13:22 Joshua 14:14 20:7 2 Samuel 2:11

And he fortified the strong holds, and put captains in them, and store of victual, and of oil and wine.

he fortified

Isaiah 22:10,11


23 17:19

And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

he put shields

26:14,15 32:5 2 Samuel 13:19,22

having Judah

Verse 13

And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts.

A. M. 3030. B.C. 974. resorted to him. Heb. presented themselves to him

Verse 14

For the Levites left their suburbs and their possession, and came to Judah and Jerusalem: for Jeroboam and his sons had cast them off from executing the priest's office unto the LORD:


Numbers 35:2-5 Joshua 21:20-42 1 Chronicles 6:66-81

their possession

Leviticus 27:30-34 Numbers 18:21-28


13:9 1 Kings 12:28-33 13:33

And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

for the devils

The word, seÔrim literally signifies hairy ones, or goats: see Note on Le 17:7.

Deuteronomy 32:17 1 Corinthians 10:20,21 1 Timothy 4:1 Revelation 16:14

for the calves

Exodus 32:4-8,31 1 Kings 12:28 14:9 Psalms 106:19,20 Hosea 8:5,6 13:2

And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.

And after

15:9 30:11,18,19 Joshua 22:19 Psalms 84:5-7


Exodus 9:21 *marg:; Deuteronomy 32:46 1 Samuel 7:3,4 1 Chronicles 22:19 Job 34:14 Psalms 62:10 108:1 Daniel 6:14 Hosea 4:8 Haggai 1:5 *marg:; Acts 11:23

to sacrifice

Deuteronomy 12:5,6,11,13,14 1 Chronicles 16:29 22:1

So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah, and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong, three years: for three years they walked in the way of David and Solomon.

A. M. 3029-3032. B.C. 975-972. strengthened


three years

1:1-12 7:17-19 8:13-16 Hosea 6:4 Matthew 13:20,21

And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David to wife, and Abihail the daughter of Eliab the son of Jesse;

A. M. 3029-3046. B.C. 975-958. daughter. Eliab was David's eldest brother; and more than eighty years had elapsed since David, at the age of thirty, began to reign: Abigail must therefore have been grand-daughter to Eliab; and this shows the latitude in which the words son and daughter are used in Scripture


1 Samuel 16:6 17:13,28 1 Chronicles 2:13 27:18


Verse 20

And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bare him Abijah, and Attai, and Ziza, and Shelomith.


21 13:2

Michaiah the daughter of Uriel


1 Kings 15:2



12:16 1 Kings 15:1


Matthew 1:7


Verse 21

And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)

eighteen wives

23 Deuteronomy 17:17 Judges 8:30 2 Samuel 3:2-5 5:13 1 Kings 11:3 1 Chronicles 3:1-9 Song of Solomon 6:8,9

And Rehoboam made Abijah the son of Maachah the chief, to be ruler among his brethren: for he thought to make him king.

made Abijah

Deuteronomy 21:15-17 1 Chronicles 5:1,2 29:1

And he dealt wisely, and dispersed of all his children throughout all the countries of Judah and Benjamin, unto every fenced city: and he gave them victual in abundance. And he desired many wives.

he dealt

10:8-15 Luke 16:8


21:3 Genesis 25:6 1 Kings 1:5,6

every fenced city

many wives

Heb. a multitude of wives.