Hanani rebukes Asa for relying on Syria
Hanani the prophet rebuked Asa for relying on Syria for military help. Asa put him in prison.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Stocks. Common form of punishment and confinement in Bible times (2 Chr 16:10; Acts 16:24).See Criminal Law and Punishment.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Stock [Heb. mahpeḵeṯ] (2 Ch. 16:10; Jer. 20:2f.; 29:26); AV PRISON HOUSE, PRISON; [saḏ] (Job 13:27; 33:11); [kannâ—‘support (of tree)’] (Ps. 80:15 [MT 16]); [zeraʿ—‘descendant, offspring’] (Ezk. 44:22); AV SEED; NEB etc.; [Gk. xýlon—‘wood’] (Acts 16:24). This term refers either to a device used
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
STOCKS Common form of punishment and confinement in Bible times (2 Chr 16:10; Acts 16:24). See Criminal Law and Punishment.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
STOCK. This term has several meanings.1. The base of a tree (Isa 40:24; Job 14:8).2. A family genealogy (Lev 25:47; Phil 3:5).3. An instrument for punishment in prison comparable to shackles (Job 13:27; see Stocks).
STOCKS. A device used for detention and torture. The usual form was that of a wooden framework in which the legs, and sometimes the wrists and neck, were fastened. In Job 13:27; 33:11 the feet only were placed in the stocks (Heb. sad). The word translated “stocks” in Prov 7:22, KJV, is ˓ekes, probably
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
STOCKS (Heb. mahpeḵeṯ ‘pillory’; saḏ, ‘fetters’; ṣinōq, ‘a collar’). Referred to in later OT passages only, this instrument of punishment comprised two large pieces of wood into which were inserted the feet, and sometimes also the hands and neck, of the prisoner. The prophets Jeremiah (Je. 20:2–3;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
StocksInstruments for confining and restraining prisoners. Stocks were probably made of wood and were bulky enough to be a real impediment and discomfort to those held in them. Stocks included burdensome neck collars (Jer. 29:26) or blocks into which the feet were inserted to prevent movement (Job 13:27;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Stocks. †A wooden device used to restrain the feet and sometimes the wrists of prisoners. Heb. saḏ at Job 13:27 (cf. 33:11) is thought to represent a block attached to the legs that apparently does not entirely prevent walking (cf. the following clause at 13:27, “and watchest [or ‘you mark’]
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Stocks. (An instrument of punishment, consisting of two beams, the upper one being movable, with two small openings between them, large enough for the ankles of the prisoner.—Ed.) The term “stocks” is applied in the Authorized Version to two different articles, one of which answers rather to our pillory,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
STOCK. The KJV rendering of several Heb. and Gk. words, meaning: the stump (Job 14:8); the trunk of a tree (Isa. 44:19; “block,” NIV); a tree or piece of wood (Jer. 2:27; 10:8); a family or nation (Acts 13:26; Phil. 3:5).
STOCKS. The term stocks is used frequently in the Bible to refer to confinement of prisoners and once in the KJV to refer to idol worship.1. Heb. mahpeket, “wrench”; Jer. 20:2–3; cf. 2 Chron. 16:10, marg., “the house of the stocks,” a wooden frame in which the feet, hands, and neck of a person were
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
STOCKS — an instrument of confinement and punishment. Stocks were heavy wooden frames with holes into which a person’s arms and legs were clamped to hold the prisoner in a sitting position. A collar was also used at times to hold the head in place. The prophet Jeremiah was put into stocks (Jer. 20:2–3;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
STOCK<stok>: In English Versions of the Bible is used for:1. The stem of a tree, whether alive (Job 14:8; Isa 40:24) or cut down (Isa 44:19; The Wisdom of Solomon 14:21). In Jer 2:27; 3:9; Hos 4:12, where the Hebrew has simply [עֵ ֫178ָ ץ ֫178ָ‎, ̀ets], “wood,” either meaning is possible
Compton’s Encyclopedia
stockStock (or gilliflower), is a flower of the genus Matthiola of the mustard family with stiff branching stem, alternate oblong leaves, and fragrant single or double, white, rose, crimson, or purple flowers in loose terminal clusters; the double-flowered varieties known as tenweeks stock are among
Key passages
2 Ch 16:7–10

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “On account of your reliance upon the king of Aram, and since you did not rely on Yahweh your God, therefore the troops of the king of Aram escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with very …

See also
Important Things
Topics & Themes