|Overview - 2 Kings 23|
|1||Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly.|
|3||He renews the covenant of the Lord.|
|4||He destroys idolatry.|
|15||He burns dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was fore-prophesied.|
|21||He keeps a most solemn passover.|
|24||He puts away witches and all abomination.|
|26||God's final wrath against Judah.|
|29||Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain at Megiddo.|
|31||Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who makes Jehoiakim king.|
|36||Jehoiakim's wicked reign.|
2 Kings 23:11 (King James Version)
And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
- the sun
- 5 ; 2 Chronicles 14:5 ; 34:4 Ezekiel 8:16
- house of the Lord
- Throughout the East, the horse because of his swiftness and utility, was dedicated to the sun; and the Greeks and Romans feigned that the chariot of the sun was drawn by four horses, Pyrous, Eous, Aithon, and Phlegon: and hence also chariots were dedicated to that luminary. Jarchi says, that those who adored the sun had horses, which they mounted every morning, to go out to meet him at his rising. The kings of Judah had imitated these idolatrous customs, and kept the horses of the sun even at the entrance of the temple of the Lord!
- or, eunuch, or officer.