2 Chronicles 32:30

30 This same Hezekiah 1closed the upper outlet of the waters of 2Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.

2 Chronicles 32:30 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 32:30

This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper water course of
Gihon
Which Procopius Gazeus says was the same with Siloam, and which it seems had two streams, and this was the upper one; Mr. Maundrell says F3, the pool of Gihon

``lies about two furlongs without Bethlehem gate westward; it is a stately pool, one hundred and six paces long, and sixty seven broad, and lined with wall and plaster, and was, when we were there, well stored with water:''

and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David;
through canals under the plain of the city of David; as the Targum, by a subterraneous passage; and Siloam, as Dr. Lightfoot F4 observes from Josephus, was behind the west wall, not far from the corner that pointed toward the southwest:

and Hezekiah prospered in all his works;
natural, civil, and religious, ( 2 Chronicles 31:21 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Journey from Aleppo p. 108.
F4 Chorograph. in John, c. 5. sect. 2.

2 Chronicles 32:30 In-Context

28 storehouses also for the yield of grain, wine, and oil; and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds.
29 He likewise provided cities for himself, and flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very great possessions.
30 This same Hezekiah closed the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.
31 And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.
32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah and his good deeds, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz, in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.

Cross References 2

  • 1. 2 Kings 20:20; [Isaiah 22:9, 11]
  • 2. 1 Kings 1:33