Ezekiel 39:18

Ezekiel 39:18

Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty
Of the soldiers, men of strength and courage, and fit for war, with which the army of Gog will abound: and drink the blood of the princes of the earth:
both the princes of his own family and court, and those of his allies and auxiliaries that will come along with him: of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks;
which the Targum Jarchi, and Kimchi, interpret of kings, princes, dukes, rulers, and governors; and so does John, in the Revelation, of kings, captains, and mighty men, ( Revelation 19:18 ) : all of them fatlings of Baasha;
which was a country in Israel, very fruitful, and full of pastures, where much fat cattle were bred; and to which these great personages in Gog's army are compared, for their bulk, strength, and wealth. So the Targum,

``all of them rich in substance.''
It may be rendered, "all of them the merie of Bashan"; for "meri" is the name of an ox or buffle; and Jarchi says that a fat ox is called in the Arabic language "almari" F8.
FOOTNOTES:

F8 Vid. Bochart. de Script. Animal. par. 1. l. 2. c. 28. col. 284.
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