Ahaziah's wicked reign, ver. 1 - 4.
Being confederate with Joram, he is slain by Jehu, ver. 5 - 9.
Athaliah destroys the seed royal, and usurps the kingdom, ver. 10 - 12.
2: Forty two years - Some acknowledge an error in the transcribers
of the present Hebrew copies, in which language the numeral letters for
22 and 42 are so like, that they might easily be mistaken. For that it was
read 22 here, as it is in the book of Kings, in other Hebrew copies,
they gather from hence, that it is at this day so read in divers ancient
Greek copies, as also in those two ancient translations, the Syriack
and the Arabick, and particularly in that most ancient copy of the
Syriack which was used by the church of Antioch in the primitive
times, and to this day is kept in the church of Antioch.
The daughter - Of Ahab, Omri's Son. Grand - children are often called
sons and daughters.
4: His father - Who, while he lived, seduced his son himself, and
made other evil counsellors unnecessary.
9: Ahaziah - Who, tho' wounded, had made an escape,(2Ki 9:27).