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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible

Chapter 15

Chapter Overview

The reign of Azariah, verse 1-7.
Of Zachariah, verse 8-12.
Of Shallum, verse 13-15.
Of Menahem, verse 16-22.
Of Pekahiah, verse 23-26.
Of Pekah, verse 27-31.
Of Jotham, verse 32-38.

Verse 1
To reign - Solely and fully to exercise his regal power.

Verse 5
A leper - The cause whereof see 2 Chronicles 26:16.

Verse 8
Six months - After the throne had been vacant several years, thro' the dissentions that were in the kingdom.

Verse 13
Full moon - That dominion seldom lasts long, which is founded in blood and falsehood.

Verse 30
Twentieth year - The meaning is, that he began his reign in the twentieth year after the beginning of Jotham's reign; or, which is the same thing, in the fourth year of Ahaz, son of Jotham.

Verse 33
To reign - Alone: for he had reigned before this, as his father's deputy.

Verse 35
Gate - Not of the temple, but of one of the courts of the temple, probably that which led to the king's palace.

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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 15". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=2ki&chapter=015>. 1765.