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burden. The first of the seven burdens.
Because = Surely.
Moab. Had been subdued by Saul (1 Samuel 14:47 ) and David (2 Samuel 8:2 ); and paid tribute to Ahab ( 2Ki 1:1 ; 2 Kings 3:4 , 2 Kings 3:5 ). Ar = Rabbah (Numbers 21:28 ; Deuteronomy 2:9 , Deuteronomy 2:18 , Deuteronomy 2:29 ).
brought to silence = cut off or destroyed.
He: i.e. Moab.
Dibon. Now Dhiban. Numbers 21:30 ; Numbers 32:3 , Numbers 32:34 , Numbers 33:46 , Numbers 33:46 . Joshua 13:9 , Joshua 13:17 .
Nebo. Now Jebel Neba in Moab, overlooking the Jordan Valley.
Medeba. Same name to-day. Compare Numbers 21:30 . Joshua 13:9 , Joshua 13:16 ; 1 Chronicles 19:7 .
their streets = his (i.e. Moab's) open streets.
weeping abundantly = coming down with weeping.
Heshbon. Now Heshoan. The capital of the Amorites. Rebuilt by Reuben (Numbers 32:37 ).
cry = cry in pain.
Elealeh. Nowel' Al, near Heshbon. Compare Isaiah 16:9 . Numbers 32:3 , Numbers 32:37 . Jeremiah 48:34 .
Jahaz. Not identified. Numbers 21:23 .Deuteronomy 2:32 .Judges 11:20 .
armed soldiers = light-armed troopers.
cry out = shout for joy.
ife = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
grievous unto him = vexed within him.
Zoar . Now (probably) Tell esh Shaghur. not him that wandereth. Deuteronomy 34:3 .Jeremiah 48:34 .
an heifer = [flee] like an heifer , &c. Compare Jeremiah 48:34 .
mounting up = ascent.
Luhith. Now Tel'at el Heith ; one mile west of Mount Nebo. Compare Jeremiah 48:5
Horonaim. Not identified; probably Wady Ghueir .
Nimrim. Probably Wady Nimrim , near south end of Dead Sea.
desolate = desolations.
brook of the willows: or valley of the Arabians. Probably the Wady-el-Ahsy separating Kerek from Djebal, or the brook Zered of Deuteronomy 2:13 , Deuteronomy 2:14 .
Eglaim. Not identified; probably the En-eglaim of Ezekiel 47:10 .
Dimon. Probably Umm Deineh , east of the Dead Sea.
Dimon. blood. Note Figure of speech Paronomasia . Hebrew. Dimon . dam .
more = more [howlings].
lions = a lion. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), for all wild beasts.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Isaiah 15". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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