2 Kings 23:33

Overview - 2 Kings 23
Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly.
He renews the covenant of the Lord.
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.
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2 Kings 23:33  (King James Version)
And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.
 


put him
2 Chronicles 36:3 2 Chronicles 36:4 ; Ezekiel 19:3 Ezekiel 19:4

Riblah
Theodoret (in Jer ch. 46,) expressly affirms that Riblah or Reblatha was in his time called Emesa. [Kome de estin he Reblatha tes nun kaloumenes Emeses.] Emesa was a city of Syria, situated on the Orontes, and, according to the Antonine Itinerary, 18 miles from Laodicea ad Libanum. It is now called Homs, or Hems, about eight hours, or twenty-four miles S
E. of Hamah or Hamath, in the road to Damascus. The present town only occupies about one quarter of the space contained within the ancient walls, which apparently date from the time of the Saracens. Here is nothing remarkable, except a Roman sepulchre, and a large castle in ruins.
25:6 Numbers 34:11 ; Jeremiah 39:5 Jeremiah 39:6 ; Jeremiah 52:9 Jeremiah 52:10 Jeremiah 52:26 Jeremiah 52:27

Hamath
Numbers 13:21 ; 1 Kings 8:65

that he might not reign
or, because he reigned. put, etc.
Heb
set a mulct upon the land.
18:14 Exodus 21:22 ; 2 Chronicles 36:3 ; Proverbs 19:19
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