|Overview - 2 Kings 12|
|1||Jehoash reigns well all the days of Jehoiada.|
|4||He gives order for the repair of the temple.|
|17||Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures.|
|19||Jehoash being slain, Amaziah succeeds him.|
2 Kings 12:10 (King James Version)
And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
- the king's
- 19:2 2 Kings 22:3 2 Kings 22:12 2 Samuel 8:17 ; 20:25
- or, secretary. put up. Hebrew bound up.
- in bags
- Sir J. Chardin informs us, "it is a custom of Persia always to seal up bags of money; and the money of the king's treasure is not told, but is received by bags sealed up." These are what are called in the East purses; each of which, as Maillet informs us, contains money to the amount of 2 Kings 12:1 2 Kings 12:500 ; livres, or about 63
- of our money. The money thus collected for the reparation of the temple, seems, in like manner, to have been reckoned in bags of equal value to each other; as we can scarcely imagine the placing it in bags would otherwise have been mentioned. The value of a Jewish purse is unknown; but the bags mentioned in ch
- 5:23 amounted to a talent.