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
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, and Huldah the prophetess.
F15 Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 39. p. 454.