And the king of Assyria hearkened unto him: for the king of Assyria went up against Damascus, and took it, and carried the people of it captive to Kir, and slew Rezin.
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George Leo Haydock
Cyrene, not in Egypt, where he had no power, but near the river Cyrus, (Calmet) in higher Media. (Josephus)
Hebrew, "and took it and carried the inhabitants captives to Kir "(Haydock) whence the Syrians had come originally, Amos ix. 7. Arbaces, who had dismembered Media from the Assyrians empire, was now dead, and the king of Nineve had retaken several cities, occupying Rages, (Tobias i. 16.) before Dejoces mounted the throne, and extended the empire of the Medes. (Usher)
The people of Sepharvaim lived also on the borders of Media, chap. xviii. 11.