25:2 against them. In spite of their long prosperity, God prophesied through Ezekiel that the Ammonites would be conquered by “men of the east” (Ezekiel 25:4), and that its capital would become a “stable for camels” and a “couching place for flocks” (Ezekiel 25:5). It was also predicted that Rabbah would become “a desolate heap” (Jeremiah 49:2). All of this came to pass many centuries later, when the country was taken over by Bedouins from Arabia, with their vast flocks of sheep and herds of camels. For many ensuing centuries, Rabbah or Rabbath-Ammon, as it was also called, was indeed a “desolate heap.” See note on Jeremiah 49:6.