And when he was in affliction
In prison; however, in fetters; according to the Targum, the Chaldeans made an instrument of brass with holes in it, and put him in it, and fire about it, something like the brasen bull of Perillus; and the above Arabian writer F11 calls it a tower of brass:
he besought the Lord his God;
by prayer and supplication:
and humbled himself greatly before the Lord God of his fathers;
confessing his sins, expressing great sorrow and repentance for them.
F11 Abulph. & Suidas, ib. (Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67.)