And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt
Having found him, they seized him, and brought him away, with the leave of the king of Egypt: which, no doubt, was easily obtained: and brought him to Jehoiakim the king, who slew him with the sword;
very probably with his own hand; or however it was done by his order, and in his presence, most likely: and cast his dead body into the graves of the common people;
either where they were buried in heaps promiscuously, as some think; or in the common burying ground; and not where persons of distinction were laid, as prophets, and others F7; this he did to reflect dishonour upon the prophet.
F7 Vid. Nicolai de Sepulchris Heb. c. 3. p. 126.