Even to the craftsmen and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for beams, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed.
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George Leo Haydock
Captains; probably Tharthan. (, the year of the world 3328.) About five years before, Asarhaddon had made himself master of Babylon, to which place the captive king was brought, in the 22d year of his reign, 4 Kings xx. 10., and Isaias xxii.)
And carried. Hebrew, "among the thorns, and bound him with fetters (Protestants) of brass; (Junius;) or, "they took Manasses with a hook "insidiously. He might have retired to some desert place, as the Israelites did, to avoid the fury of the Philistines, 1 Kings xiii. 6. (Calmet)
Chains. Vatable says, "two. "(Menochius)