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Go to Bible: 2 Kings 10
2Ki 10:1(top)
2Ki 10:2(top)
2Ki 10:3(top)
2Ki 10:4(top)
2Ki 10:5

“the one who was over the king’s household.” That is, the palace administrator.

“the one who was over the city.” That is, the mayor or governor of the city.

“those who raised the children.” That is, those men and woman who were charged with raising and teaching the royal children.

2Ki 10:6(top)
2Ki 10:7(top)
2Ki 10:8(top)
2Ki 10:9(top)
2Ki 10:10(top)
2Ki 10:11(top)
2Ki 10:12(top)
2Ki 10:13

“brothers.” In this context, “brothers” can mean, and probably does mean, relatives, not actual brothers.

“queen-mother.” The Hebrew word translated “queen-mother” is gebereth (#01404 גְּבֶרֶת), and in this context the “queen-mother” is the mother of the king (BDAG Hebrew-English lexicon). The Queen-mother was the most powerful woman in the kingdom, much more powerful than any of the wives of the king, who often did not have much real power at all.

2Ki 10:14(top)
2Ki 10:15(top)
2Ki 10:16(top)
2Ki 10:17(top)
2Ki 10:18(top)
2Ki 10:19(top)
2Ki 10:20(top)
2Ki 10:21

“house of Baal.” That is, the temple of Baal, just as the “house of Yahweh” is the temple of Yahweh.

2Ki 10:22(top)
2Ki 10:23(top)
2Ki 10:24(top)
2Ki 10:25

“the mouth of the sword.” Used to show great destruction, as if the sword was eating its victims (see commentary on Josh. 6:21).

2Ki 10:26

“standing-stones.” Standing-stones were set up for various reasons, some of them being godly memorials, but here the context is pagan worship. Standing-stones would often be set up as part of the worship of pagan gods, and God has no tolerance for idols. They are harmful in many different ways and are to be destroyed. Although usually the standing-stones were made of stone, this may be a case when the Hebrew word is used but the “standing-stone” was a pillar made of wood. Or, it is quite possible that the standing-stones were burned. Often the most effective way of destroying a standing-stone was to get it very hot in a fire and then pour cold water on it so that it would crack in pieces. [For more on standing-stones, see commentary on Gen. 28:18. For more on idols being harmful, see commentary on Deuteronomy 7:5].

2Ki 10:27

“the house of Baal.” That is, the temple of Baal.

2Ki 10:28(top)
2Ki 10:29(top)
2Ki 10:30

“your sons will sit.” The word “sons” here refers to descendants, not direct sons.

2Ki 10:31(top)
2Ki 10:32

“Hazael.” The king of Syria.

2Ki 10:33(top)
2Ki 10:34(top)
2Ki 10:35(top)
2Ki 10:36(top)

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