2 Chronicles 27:3-5

3 Jotham rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple of the LORD and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel.
4 He built towns in the hill country of Judah and forts and towers in the wooded areas.
5 Jotham waged war against the king of the Ammonites and conquered them. That year the Ammonites paid him a hundred talents[a] of silver, ten thousand cors[b] of wheat and ten thousand cors[c] of barley. The Ammonites brought him the same amount also in the second and third years.

2 Chronicles 27:3-5 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter treats of the reign of Jotham, which was a good one, 2Ch 27:1,2, of his buildings and wars, 2Ch 27:3-6, and of his death and burial, 2Ch 27:7-9.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Chronicles 33:14; Nehemiah 3:26
  • 2. S Genesis 19:38

Footnotes 3

  • [a]. That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons
  • [b]. That is, probably about 1,800 tons or about 1,600 metric tons of wheat
  • [c]. That is, probably about 1,500 tons or about 1,350 metric tons of barley
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