2 Kings 3:8
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English Standard Version
Then he said, “By which way shall we march?” Jehoram answered, “By the way of the wilderness of Edom.”

King James Bible
And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.

American Standard Version
And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way of the wilderness of Edom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Which way shall we go up? But he answered: By the desert of Edom.

English Revised Version
And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way of the wilderness of Edom.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Reign of Joram of Israel. - For the chronological statement in 2 Kings 3:1, see at 2 Kings 1:17. Joram or Jehoram was not so ungodly as his father Ahab and his Mother Jezebel. He had the statue or pillar of Baal, which his father had erected in Samaria, removed; and it was only to the sin of Jeroboam, i.e., the calf-worship, that he adhered. Joram therefore wished to abolish the worship of Baal and elevate the worship of Jehovah, under the image of the calf (ox), into the region of his kingdom once more. For the singular suffix ממּנּה see Ewald, 317, a. He did not succeed, however, in exterminating the worship of Baal. It not only continued in Samaria, but appears to have been carried on again in the most shameless manner (cf. 2 Kings 10:18.); at which we cannot be surprised, since his mother Jezebel, that fanatical worshipper of Baal, was living throughout the whole of his reign (2 Kings 9:30).

2 Kings 3:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the wilderness of Edom. The wilderness of Edom was probably the same as that of {Zin} or {Kadesh}, through which the children of Israel passed; extending southward from the Dead Sea, to the eastern branch of the Red Sea. See note on

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

Numbers 21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom...

Malachi 1:2,3 I have loved you, said the LORD. Yet you say, Wherein have you loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? said the LORD...

Cross References
2 Kings 3:7
And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to battle against Moab?" And he said, "I will go. I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."

2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. And when they had made a circuitous march of seven days, there was no water for the army or for the animals that followed them.

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