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Commentary on Second Chronicles

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The bronze altar … the Lord's Dwelling: the Chronicler justifies Solomon's worship at the high place of Gibeon. He pictures the Lord's Dwelling, i.e., the Mosaic meeting tent, and the bronze altar made at Moses’ command (Ex 31, 1–9 ) as still at Gibeon after David had removed the ark of the covenant from there to a new tent in Jerusalem (1 Chr 15, 1. 25; 16, 1 ). The altar made by Bezalel is described as being of acacia wood plated with bronze (Ex 27, 1f ). Solomon later made an all-bronze altar for the temple in Jerusalem (2 Chr 4, 1 ).

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Egypt … Cilicia: it seems likely that the horses came from Cilicia and the chariots from Egypt. Some read the source of these data in 1 Kgs 10, 28f as containing the name (Musur) of a mountain district north of Cilicia, rather than of Egypt; but the author of Chronicles surely understood Egypt; cf 2 Chr 9, 28 .

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