2 Chronicles 1:5

5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put[a] before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.

2 Chronicles 1:5 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 1:5

Moreover, the brasen altar that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the
son of Hur, had made
According to the pattern given by Moses, at the direction of God, ( Exodus 38:1 ) ,

he put before the tabernacle of the congregation;
either David, or rather Solomon; though it seems best to read the words as in the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions, "and there it was before the tabernacle"; for it was always there:

and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it;
to sacrifice unto it; or rather sought "unto him", the Lord, before whose tabernacle the altar was, so Gussetins F1.


FOOTNOTES:

F1 Comment. Ebr. p. 197.

2 Chronicles 1:5 In-Context

3 So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
4 But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.
5 Moreover the brasen altar, that Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, had made, he put before the tabernacle of the LORD: and Solomon and the congregation sought unto it.
6 And Solomon went up thither to the brasen altar before the LORD, which was at the tabernacle of the congregation, and offered a thousand burnt offerings upon it.
7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.

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