Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great
The Modes and Persians, whose country lay north of Babylon: (See Gill on Jeremiah 50:9); and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth;
the kings of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz, ( Jeremiah 51:27 ) ; and of the Armenians and other nations that Cyrus had subdued and brought with him in his army against Babylon, as Xenophon F19 relates. Ten kings shall be raised up against mystical Babylon, and hate her, and burn her with fire, ( Revelation 17:12 Revelation 17:16 ) .
F19 Cyropaedia, l. 5. c. 15.