2 Chronicles 9

1 The queen of Sheba admires the wisdom of Solomon.

13 Solomon's revenue in gold.

15 His targets and shields.

17 The throne of ivory.

20 His vessels.

23 His presents.

25 His chariots and horse.

26 His tributes.

29 His reign and death.

A.M. 3014. B.C. 990. And when. See on

1Ki 10:1,2-13; Mt 12:42; Lu 11:31

Sheba.

Ge 10:7,28; 25:3

fame.

1:1,12; 1Ki 4:31

questions.

Ps 49:4; 78:2; Pr 1:6; Mt 13:11,35

camels.

Ps 72:10,15; Isa 60:6

spices.

9; Mt 2:11

communed.

1Sa 1:15; Ps 142:2; Mt 12:34

all.

Pr 13:20; 18:4; Mr 4:11,34; Joh 15:15; Jas 1:5

there.

1Ki 3:12; 4:29; Col 2:3; Heb 4:12

seen the wisdom.

1Ki 10:3; Ac 11:23

the house.

3:1-4:22; 1Ki 6:1-7:51

the meat.

1Ki 4:22,23; Pr 9:5; Joh 6:53-57

the sitting.

1Ki 10:5; Lu 12:37; Re 3:20

cup-bearers. or, butlers.

Ne 1:11

ascent.

23:13; 2Ki 16:18; 1Ch 9:18; Eze 44:3; 46:2

there was.

Ps 119:81; 143:7; So 5:8; Da 10:17; Re 1:17

report. Heb. word.

1Ki 10:6

acts. or, sayings.

I believed.

Joh 20:25-29

the one half.

1Ki 10:7; Ps 31:19; Zec 9:17; 1Co 2:9; 1Jo 3:2

exceedest.

5; 1Ki 4:31,34; So 5:9-16

De 33:9; 1Ki 10:8; Ps 27:4; 84:10-12; Pr 3:3,14; 8:34; 10:21; 13:20

Lu 10:39-42; 11:28

Blessed.

1Ch 29:10,20; Ps 72:18,19; 2Co 9:12-15

which delighted.

2Sa 15:25,26

See on

1Ki 10:9; Ps 18:19; 22:8; Isa 42:1; 62:4

because thy God.

2:11; De 7:8; 1Ch 17:22

to do judgment.

2Sa 8:15; 23:3; 1Ki 3:28; Ps 72:2; 99:4; Pr 21:3; Isa 9:7; 11:1-5

Isa 32:1,2; Jer 33:15,16; Heb 1:8,9

she gave.

24; 1Ki 9:14; 10:10; Ps 72:10,15

of spices.

1; Ge 43:11; Ex 30:34

Sheba.This queen is called Balkis by the Arabians, who say she came from the city of Sheba, also called Mareb, in Yemen or Arabia Felix; but the Ethiopians call her Maqueda, claim her as their sovereign, and say that her posterity reigned there for a long time. Mr. Bruce has given us the history of her and her descendants from Abyssinian records; and Josephus says that Sheba was the ancient name of the city of Meroë, (south of Egypt, and sometimes comprehended in Ethiopia,) and that this princess came from thence. Those who think the princess came from Arabia, rely chiefly on the fact that gold, silver, spices, and precious stones, which were the presents she made to Solomon, are the natural products of that country; and that it may well be placed at the uttermost part of the earth, as it borders on the southern ocean, and formerly they knew no land beyond it.

brought gold.

8:18; 1Ki 9:27,28; 10:22

algum trees.

1Ki 10:11

almug-trees.

terraces. or, stairs. Heb. highways. harps.

1Ki 10:12; 1Ch 23:5; 25:1; Ps 92:1-3; 150:3-5; Re 5:8

all her desire.

1Ki 10:13; Ps 20:4; Eph 3:20

the weight.

1Ki 10:14,15; Ps 68:29; 72:10,15

governors. or, captains.

two.

12:9,10; 1Ki 10:16,17

in the house.

1Ki 7:2

1Ki 10:18-20; Ps 45:8; Re 20:11

stays. Heb. hands. two lions.

Ge 49:9,10; Nu 23:24; 24:9; Re 5:5

twelve lions.

Mt 19:28; Re 21:12

drinking.

1Ki 10:21; Es 1:7; Da 5:2,3

pure. Heb. shut up. none were of silver. or, there was nosilver in them. it was.

27; Isa 2:22; Jer 31:5

Tarshish.Bochart thinks this Tarshish was probably the promontory Cory, on the north of the island of Ceylon, which, according to him, was the land of Ophir. That it was name of a place in the East Indies, seems probable from the articles brought thence, and also from the ships sent thither being built at Ezion-geber, on the Red Sea; though Michaelis supposes that the fleet coasted along the shore of Africa, doubling the Cape of Good Hope, and came to Tartessus, in Spain, and thence back again the same way; that this accounts for their three years' voyage out and home; and that Spain and the coasts of Africa furnish all the commodities which they brought back.

See on

1Ki 10:22; 22:48

Tharshish. ivory. or, elephants' teeth. peacocks.{Tukkeeyim} is rendered {taysin} in the Targum, [taonon,] in the Alexandrian MS. of the LXX., and {pavos,} "peacocks," in the Vulgate; with which the Syriac, Arabic, and Rabbins agree. This derives confirmation from the fact, that the peacock is called in Malabaric, {Togei.}

Job 39:13

passed all the kings.

1:12; 1Ki 3:12,13; 4:30,31; 10:23,24; Ps 89:27; Mt 12:42; Col 2:2,3

sought.

6,7; 1Ki 4:34; Isa 11:2,10

God.

1:10-12; 1Ki 3:28; Pr 2:6; Da 1:17; 2:21-23; 5:11; Lu 21:15; 1Co 1:30

1Co 12:8; Eph 1:17; Jas 1:5,16,17; 3:17

every man.

9; 1Sa 10:27; 1Ki 9:14; 10:10,25; Job 42:11

1:14; De 17:16; 1Ki 4:26; 10:26

reigned over.

1Ki 4:21,24; Ps 72:8-11; Da 7:14; Re 19:16

river."That is, Euphrates."

Ge 15:18; Ex 23:31; Jos 13:2-7

the king.

20; 1:15-17; 1Ki 10:27-29; Job 22:24,25

made. Heb. gave. the sycamore.

1Ch 27:28; Ps 78:47; Isa 9:10; Am 7:14; Lu 19:4

brought."Moses," says Bp. Warburton, "had expressly prohibited the multiplying of horses, (De 17:16;) by which the future king was forbidden to establish a body of calvary, because this could not be effected without sending into Egypt, with which people God had forbidden any communication, as this would be dangerous to religion. When Solomon had violated this law, and multiplied horses to excess, (1 Ki 4:26,) it was soon attended with those fatal consequences that the law foretold: for this wisest of kings having likewise, in violation of another law, married Pharaoh's daughter, (the early fruits of this commerce,) and then, by a repetition of the same crime, but a transgression of another law, had espoused more strange women, (1 Ki 4:26; 11:1,) they first,in defiance of a fourth law, persuaded him to build them idol temples for their use; and afterwards, against a fifth law, brought him to erect other temples for his own."

25; 1:16; 1Ki 10:28; Isa 2:7,8; 31:1

the rest.

1Ki 11:41-43

book. Heb. words. Nathan.

2Sa 7:1-3; 12:1,25; 1Ki 1:8,10,11,22-27,32-38; 1Ch 29:29

Ahijah.

1Ki 11:29; 14:2

Iddo.

12:15; 13:22

Solomon.

1Ki 11:42,43

A.M. 3029. B.C. 975. slept.

2Sa 7:12; 1Ki 1:21; 2:10
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