2 Kings 23:30

2 Kings 23:30

And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo,
&c.] They took him out of the chariot in which he was wounded, and put him into another, where he died of his wounds by the way; being mortally wounded, he is said to be dead, or a dead man, see ( 2 Chronicles 35:24 )

and brought him to Jerusalem;
which, according to Bunting F2, was forty four miles from Megiddo:

and buried him in his own sepulchre;
which either he had provided for himself in his lifetime, or which in common belonged to the kings of Judah, see ( 2 Chronicles 35:24 )

and the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and
anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead;
though he was not the eldest son, Jehoiakim, who was afterwards placed in his room, being two years older, as appears from ( 2 Kings 23:31 2 Kings 23:36 ) and this is the reason, as the Jewish commentators in general agree, that he was anointed; which they say was never done to the son of a king, unless there was a competitor, or some objection to, or dispute about, the succession, as in the case of Solomon and others.


F2 Travels p. 188.