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2 Kings 1:2

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2 Kings 1:2  (King James Version)
And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
 


a lattice
The flat roofs of the eastern houses are generally surrounded by a parapet wall breast high; but instead of this, some terraces are guarded with balustrades only, or latticed work. Of the same kind, probably, was the lattice, or net, as the term {shevacha} seems to import, through which Ahaziah fell into the court. This incident proves the necessity of the law for the formation of battlements for roof, ( Deuteronomy 22:8, ,)which God graciously dictated from Sinai, which furnishes a beautiful example of his paternal care and goodness; for the terrace was a place where many offices of the family were performed, and business frequently transacted.
Judges 5:28 ; Solomon 2:9 ; Acts 20:9

was sick
1 Kings 22:34 ; *marg:
2 Chronicles 21:14 2 Chronicles 21:15 ; Job 31:3

Baal-zebub
2 Kings 1:3 2 Kings 1:6 2 Kings 1:16 ; Matthew 10:25 ; 12:24-27 Mark 3:22 ; Luke 11:15

Beelzebub
god.
Judges 11:24 ; 1 Samuel 5:10 ; 1 Kings 11:33 ; Isaiah 37:12 Isaiah 37:19

whether
8:7-10 1 Kings 14:3
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