2 Chronicles 1:5

5 But the bronze altar made by Bezalel son of Uri and grandson of Hur was there at Gibeon in front of the Tabernacle of the LORD . So Solomon and the people gathered in front of it to consult the LORD .

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 Then he led the entire assembly to the place of worship in Gibeon, for God’s Tabernacle was located there. (This was the Tabernacle that Moses, the LORD ’s servant, had made in the wilderness.)
4 David had already moved the Ark of God from Kiriath-jearim to the tent he had prepared for it in Jerusalem.
5 But the bronze altar made by Bezalel son of Uri and grandson of Hur was there at Gibeon in front of the Tabernacle of the LORD . So Solomon and the people gathered in front of it to consult the LORD .
6 There in front of the Tabernacle, Solomon went up to the bronze altar in the LORD ’s presence and sacrificed 1,000 burnt offerings on it.
7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!”

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. As in Greek version and Latin Vulgate, and some Hebrew manuscripts. Masoretic Text reads he placed.
  • [b]. Hebrew to consult him.