2 Kings 24:2

2 Kings 24:2

And the Lord sent against him
By Nebuchadnezzar, against whom he rebelled:

bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the
Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon;
who were all subject to the king of Babylon, or were voluntary troops in his service, and bore an hatred to the Jews: according to Eupolemus F15, this army consisted of Medes and Babylonians, and, besides 10,000 chariots, there were in it 180,000 foot, and 120,000 horse:

and sent them against Judah to destroy it;
this was not until the eleventh of Jehoiakim, Nebuchadnezzar being diverted by the siege of Tyre, or other important business, from chastising the king of Judah until this time:

according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the
prophets;
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, and Huldah the prophetess.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 39. p. 454.
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