Madmenah is removed
That is, the inhabitants of it, who removed from thence upon hearing that the Assyrian army had invaded the land, and was coming up to Jerusalem. There was a place called Madmannah, which lay in the southern part of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:31 ) which, Jerom F9 says, was then called Memris, and was near the city of Gaza; but whether the same with this is not certain.
The inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to
of this place we have no account any where. Hillerus F11 thinks the whole name of the city was Joshebehaggebim, which we render "the inhabitants of Gebim"; and supposes it had its name from the ditches that were in it, or about it.