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So he died according to the word of Yahweh that Elijah had spoken. And because he had no son, Jehoram his brother began to reign in his place in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah,. Bible see other translations

“Jehoram his brother began to reign in his place in the second year of Jehoram.” King Ahaziah did not have any sons, so when he died his brother Jehoram began to reign over Israel (2 Kings 3:1). The words “his brother” were likely original but dropped by a copyist's haplography from the Hebrew text. The phrase “his brother” is the Lucianic recensions of the Septuagint, the Latin Vulgate, and the Syriac OT.

It can be confusing to read the history of Judah and Israel at this time in Kings and Chronicles because the kings of Israel and Judah were both called by the longer name “Jehoram” and the shorter version “Joram.” The two kings had the same name.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 1:17

 
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