Ver. 2. Lord. Like Ozias, to offer incense. He was content with the royal dignity, without arrogating to himself that of the priests. C.
--- Transgressed. Heb. "acted corruptly," on the heights. 4 K. xv. 35. H.
Ver. 3. Gate, on the east, repairing (T.) and beautifying it so, (H.) that Jeremias (xxvi. 10,) calls it New. T.
--- Ophel, on the walls of the city, (C.) towards the eastern porch of the temple. Joseph. S. Jer. in Isa. xxxii. 14.
--- Here the Nathineans dwelt. 2 Esd. iii. 26. C.
--- Kimchi, &c. translate, "a citadel." T.
Ver. 5. Measures, (coros.) Heb. corim, also, (H.) means an "ass;" as this burden was sufficient for one, being equivalent to 30 Romans bushels. A. Lapide. M.
--- Give him. Sept. adds, "These things did the king of Ammon bring to him every year, in the first year, and in the second, and the third." H.
--- After paying tribute three years, the Ammonites revolted, and were subdued by Joatham, as they had been by his father. C. xxvi. 7.
Ver. 7. Wars, with Rasin and Phacee. 4 K. xv. 37.
--- Juda. What concerned both kingdoms was carefully preserved; and Esdras informs us from what records he composed this work. C.