2 Chronicles 33:11

2 Chronicles 33:11

Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host
of the king of Assyria
Who was Esarhaddon, the son and successor of Sennacherib; this, according to the Jewish chronology F6, was in the twenty second year of Manasseh's reign:

which took Manasseh among the thorns;
in a thicket of briers and thorns, where, upon his defeat, he had hid himself; a fit emblem of the afflictions and troubles his sins brought him into:

and bound him with fetters;
hands and feet; with chains of brass, as the Targum, such as Zedekiah was bound with, ( 2 Kings 25:7 ) , not chains of gold, with which Mark Antony bound a king of Armenia, for the sake of honour F7:

and carried him to Babylon;
for now the king of Assyria was become master of that city, and added it to his monarchy, and made it the seat of his residence; at least some times that and sometimes Nineveh, Merodachbaladan being dead, or conquered; though, according to Suidas {h}, it was he that took Manasseh; and by an Arabic writer F9, he is said to be carried to Nineveh.


F6 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 24. p. 67.
F7 Vell. Patercul. Hist. Roman. l. 2.
F8 In voce (manasshv) .
F9 Abulpharag. Hist. Dynast. Dyn. 3. p. 67. So Suidas, ib.