2 Chronicles 31:5

Overview - 2 Chronicles 31
The people is forward in destroying idolatry.
Hezekiah orders the courses of the priests and Levites, and provides for their work and maintenance.
The people's forwardness in offerings and tithes.
11 Hezekiah appoints officers to dispose of the tithes.
20 The sincerity of Hezekiah.
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2 Chronicles 31:5  (King James Version)
And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
 


as soon
2 Chronicles 24:10 2 Chronicles 24:11 Exodus 35:5 Exodus 35:20-29 ; Exodus 36:5 Exodus 36:6 2 Corinthians 8:2-5

came abroad
Hebrew brake forth. the first fruits.
Exodus 22:29 ; 23:19 Exodus 34:22 Exodus 34:26 Numbers 18:12 ; Nehemiah 10:35-39 ; 12:44 Nehemiah 13:12 Nehemiah 13:31
Proverbs 3:9 ; 1 Corinthians 15:20 ; James 1:18 ; Revelation 14:4

honey
or, dates.
The word {devash} generally denotes the honey produced by bees; but as we have already observed (on Genesis 43:11, ,)the Jewish doctors are of opinion that it here signifies dates, of the fruit of the palm tree; which the Arabians call {daboos,} and the honey produced from them, {dibs.} "This liquor," says Dr. Shaw, "which has a more luscious sweetness than honey, is of the consistence of a thin syrup, but quickly grows tart and ropy, acquiring an intoxicating quality, and giving by distillation an agreeable spirit, or arky, according to the general name of these people for all hot liquors, extracted by the alembic." Though Jehovah forbad any {devash,} or honey, to offered to him upon the altar, yet it appears it might be presented as first-fruits, or in the way of tithes, which were designed for the sustenance of the priests.
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