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And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and on the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones with. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong.
2 Chronicles 2:7,14 Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue...
Exodus 31:4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
to shoot arrows These engines, it is probable, bore some resemblance to the balistae and cataputae of the Romans, which were employed for throwing stones and arrows, and were in reality the mortars and carcasses of antiquity. With respect to the towers which Uzziah built in the wilderness, (ver
2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and dig many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains...
) Mr. Harmer appears to have given a truer view of the subject than commentators in general have done, who suppose that they were conveniences made only for sheltering the shepherds from bad weather, or to defend them from incursions of enemies; for they might rather be designed to keep the nations that pastured there in awe, and also to induce them quietly to pay the tribute to which the
8th verse seems to refer. William of Tyre describes a country not far from the Euphrates as inhabited by Syrian and Armenian Christians, who fed great flock and herds there, but were kept in subjection to the Turks, in consequence of their living among them in strong places.
spread far. [heb] went forth
Matthew 4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.
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2 Chronicles Chapter 26 Verse 15
Alphabetical: afar and arrows be became by corner corners defenses designed engines fame far for great greatly he helped Hence His hurl In invented Jerusalem large machines made marvelously men of on powerful purpose shoot shooting skillful spread stones strong the to towers until use war was wide
OT History: 2 Chronicles 26:15 He made in Jerusalem engines invented (2 Chron. 2Ch iiCh ii ch 2 chr 2chr)