In those days conquerors transported conquered nations to distant seats, and replaced them by others, that national feeling might not subsist, but dependence be complete. 'Carrying away' is feeble for this, but I know no other word.
The Greek expression here translated 'that is' emphasizes the peculiar manner of the birth.
The expression is characteristic: 'being a man not willing,' &c.
'Lord' without the article, signifying, as often, 'Jehovah.'