2 Kings 8:20
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New International Version
In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king.

King James Bible
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.

Darby Bible Translation
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they set a king over themselves.

World English Bible
In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.

Young's Literal Translation
In his days hath Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and they cause a king to reign over them,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

To give him alway a light - To give him a successor in his own family.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Edom

2 Kings 8:22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

2 Kings 3:9,27 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey...

Genesis 27:40 And by your sword shall you live, and shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass when you shall have the dominion...

2 Chronicles 21:8-10 In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king...

made a king

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants...

1 Kings 22:47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy was king.

Library
The Story of Hazael
'So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 10. And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die. 11. And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 12. And Hazael said,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
Assur-nazir-pal (885-860) and Shalmaneser III. (860-825)--The kingdom of Urartu and its conquering princes: Menuas and Argistis. Assyria was the first to reappear on the scene of action. Less hampered by an ancient past than Egypt and Chaldaea, she was the sooner able to recover her strength after any disastrous crisis, and to assume again the offensive along the whole of her frontier line. Image Drawn by Faucher-Gudin, from a bas-relief at Koyunjik of the time of Sennacherib. The initial cut,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7

Kings
The book[1] of Kings is strikingly unlike any modern historical narrative. Its comparative brevity, its curious perspective, and-with some brilliant exceptions--its relative monotony, are obvious to the most cursory perusal, and to understand these things is, in large measure, to understand the book. It covers a period of no less than four centuries. Beginning with the death of David and the accession of Solomon (1 Kings i., ii.) it traverses his reign with considerable fulness (1 Kings iii.-xi.),
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 27:40
You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck."

1 Kings 22:47
There was then no king in Edom; a provincial governor ruled.

2 Kings 3:9
So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.

2 Kings 3:26
When the king of Moab saw that the battle had gone against him, he took with him seven hundred swordsmen to break through to the king of Edom, but they failed.

2 Kings 8:22
To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time.

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