2 Chronicles 12:4

4 he captured the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.

Read 2 Chronicles 12:4 Using Other Translations

And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah, and came to Jerusalem.
And he took the fortified cities of Judah and came as far as Jerusalem.
Shishak conquered Judah’s fortified towns and then advanced to attack Jerusalem.

What does 2 Chronicles 12:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 12:4

And he took the fenced cities which pertained to Judah
Which Rehoboam had lately built, and placed his sons in them, ( 2 Chronicles 11:5-12 2 Chronicles 11:23 ) , these he took without any opposition:

and came to Jerusalem;
there being no army to oppose him; and so Sesostris took many countries without fighting, and among the rest Phoenicia, as Manetho F15 relates, in which Judea may be included.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Apud Joseph. contr. Apion. l. 1. c. 15.
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