4); (2) a series of five woes pronounced on wickedness (ii.
5-10, 14 f., belonging to the year 605, and representing the emergent power of the Chaldaeans as a divine scourge of the faithless people; (b) Woes against the Chaldaeans, presupposing not only tyrannous rule over many peoples, but the beginning of their decline and fall, and therefore of date about J40 B.C. (ii.
The country was beautiful; but his old terrors revived, and his woes were complicated by the alleged inclination of Therese for one of M.
And both refer these woes to the same cause, viz.
On this view, the Chaldaeans are the divine instrument for punishing the tyranny of the Assyrians, to whom the following woes will therefore refer.