1; The prophet, bewailing the captivity of his people, sees in
a vision the fall of Babylon by the Medes and Persians.
11; Edom, scorning the prophet, is moved to repentance.
13; The set time of Arabia's calamity.
* The burden.
The first ten verses of this chapter contain a prediction of
the taking of Babylon by the Medes and Persians; which is here
denominated "the desert of the sea," because the country
around it, and especially towards the sea, was a great morass,
often overflowed by the Tigris and Euphrates, and only
rendered habitable by being drained by a number of canals.
* the desert.
13:20-22 14:23 Jer 51:42
* As whirlwinds.
Job 37:9 Da 11:40 Zec 9:14
13:4,5,17,18 Eze 30:11 31:12