* the names.
The kingdom of Israel, of which Samaria was the capital,
containing ten tribes, and occupying a larger extent of
country than that of Judah, is therefore called "her elder
sister;" and Aholah, the name given to her, implies that the
whole religious establishment in Israel was a human invention,
a temple and service of their own, and not of God's
appointment. Aholibah, the name given to Judah, implies that
the worship established there was from God, and that His
temple was truly at Jerusalem.
* the elder.
16:40 1Ki 12:20
* they were.
16:8,20 Ex 19:5,6 Ps 45:11-16 Jer 2:2,3 Ro 7:4
* Aholah. that is, His tent, or tabernacle.
1Ki 12:26-33 Joh 4:22
* Aholibah. that is, My tabernacle in her.
1Ki 8:29 Ps 76:2 132:13,14