2 Kings 8:17
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New International Version
He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.

King James Bible
Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign. He reigned eight years in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
a son of thirty and two years was he in his reigning, and eight years he hath reigned in Jerusalem.

2 Kings 8:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He reigned eight years in Jerusalem - Beginning with the fifth year of Joram, king of Israel. He reigned three years with Jehoshaphat his father, and five years alone; i.e., from A.M. 3112 to 3119, according to Archbishop Usher.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A.M.

3112-3119 B.C.

892-885

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 11:20
When Reu had lived 32 years, he became the father of Serug.

2 Chronicles 21:5
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years.

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