New Defender's Study Bible Notes
24:2 that which was right. See note on II Kings 12:2.
24:6 the collection. This uncollected money was probably the collection authorized by Moses in Exodus 30:11-16 as “an atonement for your souls,” to be used “for the service of the tabernacle” (Exodus 30:16). The temple services had been badly neglected during the reigns of Jehoram, Ahaziah and Athaliah, and the temple was in serious need of maintenance and repair.
24:11 money in abundance. See note on II Kings 12:5.
24:15 an hundred and thirty years old. Jehoiada lived far longer than any others of his generation. He was the uncle of King Joash, as well as high priest, and was almost solely responsible for preserving the Davidic line and the true faith of Jehovah during the critical reign of the pagan queen Athaliah. In fact, he was largely responsible for leading the country in its great reforms under the long reign of Joash, who became an apostate after Jehoiada died. When Jehoiada’s son, Zechariah, rebuked him for this, Joash slew him.
24:20 Zechariah the son of Jehoiada. Joash forgot (or ignored) the fact that Jehoiada had saved his own life when he was a child (II Chronicles 22:10-12), and had been responsible for making him king in the first place, after which he was a faithful and effective counselor for Joash as long as he lived. When his son, Zechariah, attempted to provide the same godly counsel as that of his father, Joash exhibited criminal ingratitude by allowing him to be stoned (II Chronicles 24:21-22). It is probable that it was this Zechariah referred to by Christ as a martyred prophet (Luke 11:51).