2 Kings 24:7 Index
" And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt."
Research Material

" . . . Egypt came not again . . . "

  • In the battles at Carchemish and near Hamath the Egyptians had been decisively beaten in 605 B.C., by Nebuchadnezzar, who then came into possession of Palestine. The Egyptians had inflicted heavy losses on Nebuchadnezzar's army in 601 B.C., but after that they seem to have been unable to challenge seriously his control over Palestine. (4BC 983)

" . . . from the river of Egypt . . . "

  • As early as Thutmose I, Egypt had conquered Palestine and Syria as far as the Euphrates River. She was not always in undisputed possession of that area, but during the reign of Necho (605-594 B.C.), she again endeavored to bring that territory under her control. The "river of Egypt" is probably the Wadi el-' Parish (1 Kings 8:65). (4BC 983)