2 Chronicles 26:15

Overview - 2 Chronicles 26
Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of Zechariah, prospers.
16 Waxing proud, he invades the priest's office, and is smitten with leprosy.
22 He dies, and Jotham succeeds him.
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2 Chronicles 26:15  (King James Version)
And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
 


cunning men
2 Chronicles 2:7 2 Chronicles 2:14 Exodus 31:4

to shoot arrows
These engines, it is probable, bore some resemblance to the {balist} and {catapult} of the Romans, which were employed
for throwing stones and arrows, and were in reality the mortars and carcasses of antiquity. With respect to the towers which Uzziah built in the wilderness, (ver 10,) Mr. Harmer appears to have given a truer view of the subject than commentators in general have done, who suppose that they were conveniences made only for sheltering the shepherds from bad weather, or to defend them from incursions of enemies; for they might rather be designed to keep the nations that pastured there in awe, and also to induce them quietly to pay the tribute to which the 8th verse seems to refer. William of Tyre describes a country not far from the Euphrates as inhabited by Syrian and Armenian Christians, who fed great flocks and herds there, but were kept in subjection to the Turks, in consequence of their living among them in strong places.

spread far
Hebrew went forth.
Matthew 4:24
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