The Destruction of the Southern Kingdom of Judah
4. The Edomites Raid Judah
The Edomites Helped the Babylonian Armies in their
2 Chronicles 28:17 - For again the Edomites had
come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.
besieged Jerusalem the Edomites joined him and took an active part in the
plunder of the city and slaughter of the Jews. Their cruelty at that time seems
to be specially referred to in Ps 137.
Ps 137:7 "Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who
said, "Raze it, raze it, To its very foundation!""
It was on account
of these acts of cruelty committed against the Jews in the day of their calamity
that the Edomites were so fearfully denounced by the later prophets
(Isa 34:5-8; 63:1-4; Jer 49:17; Lam 4:21; Ezek 25:13-14; Amos 1:11-12; Obad
On the conquest of
Judah, the Edomites, probably in reward for their services during the war, were
permitted to settle in southern Israel and the whole plateau between it and
The Events Surrounding the
Destruction of Jerusalem
The Fall of Judah
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