Jeremiah 51:27

Overview - Jeremiah 51
The severe judgment of God against Babylon, in revenge of Israel.
59 Jeremiah delivers the book of this prophecy to Seraiah, to be cast into Euphrates, in token of the perpetual sinking of Babylon.
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Jeremiah 51:27  (King James Version)
Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

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12 ; 6:1 Jeremiah 50:2 Jeremiah 50:41 Isaiah 13:2-5 ; 18:3 Amos 3:6 ; Zechariah 14:2


Bochart reasonably concludes Ararat and Minni to be the greater and lesser Armenia; and Ashchenaz he thinks formed part of Phrygia near the Hellespont, part of that country being called Ascania by Homer. Cyrus had conquered Armenia, defeated Croesus king of Lydia, (B
C. 548,) and subdued several nations from the Egean sea to the Euphrates, before he marched against Babylon; and Xenophon also informs us that there were not only Armenians, but both Phrygians and Cappadocians in the army of Cyrus.
Genesis 8:4

Genesis 10:3

1 Chronicles 1:6

14 ; 46:23 Jeremiah 50:41 Jeremiah 50:42 Judges 6:5 ; Joel 2:2 Joel 2:3 ; Nahum 3:15-17 ; Revelation 9:7-11
After Cyrus had been the instrument in the hands of God of taking Babylon, he marched against Tomyris, queen of the Massaget, a Scythian nation, and was totally defeated, (B
C. 530.) The victorious queen, who had lost her son in a
previous battle, was so incensed against Cyrus, that she cut off his head, and threw it into a vessel filled with human blood, exclaiming, "Sattia te sanguine, quem sitisti."