Prolonged. Babylon was taken one hundred and seventy-two years after. (Calmet)
Yet this time is counted short, compared with the monarchy, which had lasted a thousand years. (Worthington)
Ground. Cyrus restored the Jews; yet all did not return at that time.
Stranger. Converts, Esther viii. 17. All Idumea received circumcision under Hyrcan.
[Jewish] proselytes have no need of a new covenant, since, as one and the same law binds all who are circumcised, Scripture speaks of them as follows: “And the stranger also shall be joined to them and shall adhere to the house of Jacob.” - "Dialogue with Trypho 123"