A Message About Damascus, Kedar and Hazor, and Elam (Day 72)

Read Jeremiah 49:23-39
 
   Damascus was the capital of Aram, north of Israel. This city was defeated by both Assyria and Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar attacked and defeated Damascus in 605 B.C. (Amos 1). It is difficult to attribute the defeat of the army to a particular event, but God utterly destroyed Aram. 
   Kedar and Hazor were nomadic tribes east of Israel and south of Aram, in the desert. In 599 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar destroyed them.  Elam lay east of Babylon and was attacked by Nebuchadnezzar in 597 B.C. Later Elam became the nucleus of the Persian Empire (Daniel and the residence of Darius. 
 
   The throne in verse 38 represents God’s judgment and sovereignty. God would preside over Elam’s destruction. He is the King over all kings, including Elam’s.