1 Kings 15:22

22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted:[a] and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

1 Kings 15:22 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 15:22

Then King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah
Summoned men of all sorts, ranks, and degrees:

(none was exempted;)
the Jews F26 say, not so much as a newly married man, whom the law excused from war the first year, nor the disciples of the wise men:

and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof,
wherewith Baasha had builded;
or fortified the place; these; the men of Judah, whom Asa summoned, carried off:

and King Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah;
which were both in the tribe of Benjamin, and which he fortified, ( Joshua 18:24 Joshua 18:26 ) ( Jeremiah 41:10 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Jarchi & Kimchi in loc.

1 Kings 15:22 In-Context

20 So Benhadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abelbethmaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
21 And it came to pass, when Baasha heard thereof, that he left off building of Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.
22 Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead.

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