And judgment is come upon the plain country
Of Moab, which was for the most part such, especially that which lay near Arnon; the judgment of God's vengeance, punishment for sin, by the hand of the Chaldeans. The Targum is,
``they that execute vengeance are come:''upon Holon;
a city of Moab; of which see ( Joshua 15:51 ) ( 21:15 ) ; it had its name perhaps from the sandy ground on which it stood. Grotius takes it to be the Alabana of Ptolemy: and upon Jahazah: the same with Jahaz, (See Gill on Isaiah 15:4); reckoned by Grotius to be the Jadu of Ptolemy; see ( Joshua 13:18 ) ; and upon Mephaath;
of which see ( Joshua 13:18 ) ( 21:37 ) ; said by Grotius to be the Maipha of Ptolemy.