And they went out
The several kings and people sent to; these went out from the places they inhabited:
they and all their hosts with them;
the kings of those several places, with their armies:
much people, even as the sand that [is] upon the seashore
a proverbial expression, to denote an exceeding great number:
with horses and chariots very many;
being supplied with horses from Egypt, and their chariots were chariots of iron; see ( Judges 4:3 ) ; Josephus F26 gives us the number of this great army, and says it consisted of three hundred thousand footmen, ten thousand horse, and thirty thousand chariots; some copies read only twenty thousand; and these chariots were armed with iron hooks or scythes, to cut down men as they drove along, and so were very terrible.
F26 Antiqu. l. 5. c. 1. sect. 18.