2 Chronicles 13:22
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
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(22) And his ways and his sayings.—Or works. The same word has just been rendered acts. There is an alliteration in the Hebrew, u-derākhav u-debhārav.

Story.Midrash. See margin. For the source here referred to, see Introduction, § 6.

13:1-22 Abijah overcomes Jeroboam. - Jeroboam and his people, by apostacy and idolatry, merited the severe punishment Abijah was permitted to execute upon them. It appears from the character of Abijah, 1Ki 15:3, that he was not himself truly religious, yet he encouraged himself from the religion of his people. It is common for those that deny the power of godliness, to boast of the form of it. Many that have little religion themselves, value it in others. But it was true that there were numbers of pious worshippers in Judah, and that theirs was the more righteous cause. In their distress, when danger was on every side, which way should they look for deliverance unless upward? It is an unspeakable comfort, that our way thither is always open. They cried unto the Lord. Earnest prayer is crying. To the cry of prayer they added the shout of faith, and became more than conquerors. Jeroboam escaped the sword of Abijah, but God struck him; there is no escaping his sword.Jeroboam's death was a judgment upon him for his sins. Chronologically speaking, his death is here out of place, for he outlived Abijah at least two years (compare the marginal reference and 1 Kings 15:9); but the writer, not intending to recur to his history, is naturally led to carry it on to its termination. 20. Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah—The disastrous action at Zemaraim, which caused the loss of the flower and chivalry of his army, broke his spirits and crippled his power.

the Lord struck him, and he died—that is, Jeroboam. He lived, indeed, two years after the death of Abijah (1Ki 14:20; 15:9). But he had been threatened with great calamities upon himself and his house, and it is apparently to the execution of these threatenings, which issued in his death, that an anticipatory reference is here made.

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And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings,.... Not only his warlike actions, and his course of life, but some remarkable sayings of his, he being a man of wisdom and eloquence, as his above speech shows:

are written in the story of the prophet Iddo; who might write the history of his own times; see 1 Kings 15:7.

And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.
22. in the story] R.V. in the commentary, Heb. midrash. See Introduction, § 5.

Iddo] See note on 2 Chronicles 9:29.

Verse 22 - The story of the Prophet Iddo, If this be the same work as that mentioned in 2 Chronicles 12:15 (see our note there),it is, at any rate, not called by the same title, but by the name well known for memoirs, of Midrash.

2 Chronicles 13:22As to the מדרשׁ of the prophet Iddo, see the Introduction.

13:23 (2 Chronicles 14:1). This is remarked here, because this rest was also a result of Abijah's great victory over Jeroboam.

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