2 Chronicles 13:19

19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took from him the towns of Bethel, Jeshanah and Ephron, with their surrounding villages.

Read 2 Chronicles 13:19 Using Other Translations

And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof.
And Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took cities from him, Bethel with its villages and Jeshanah with its villages and Ephron with its villages.
Abijah and his army pursued Jeroboam’s troops and captured some of his towns, including Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, along with their surrounding villages.

What does 2 Chronicles 13:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 13:19

And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam
As he and his army fled:

and took cities from him;
the following ones:

Bethel with the towns thereof;
the villages adjoining to it; here one of the calves was set up, which either Jeroboam took care to remove before this place fell into the hands of Abijah, or Abijah let it remain, and did not destroy it:

and Jeshanah with the towns thereof;
which Reland F24 thinks is the same that is called by Jerom F25 Jethaba:

and Ephraim with the towns thereof;
a city so called, thought to be the same that is mentioned in the passage, (See Gill on John 11:54); it is here called, in the Targum, Ephron; so Jerom F26 calls it, and says it was Sichem.


F24 Palestin. Illustrat. p. 861.
F25 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. L.
F26 Trad. Heb. fol. 85. A.
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