He hath set me in dark places
In the dark house of the prison, as the Targum; in the dark dungeon where the prophet was put; or the captivity in which the Jews were, and which was like the dark grave or state of the dead; and hence they are said to be in their graves, ( Ezekiel 37:12 ) . Christ was laid in the dark grave literally: as [they that be] dead of old:
that have been long dead, and are forgotten, as if they had never been; see ( Psalms 88:5 ) ; or, "as the dead of the world" F6, or age; who, being dead, are gone out of the world, and no more in it. The Targum is,
``as the dead who go into another world.''