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And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

14:9 Zerah the Ethiopian. Under good king Asa, God had given Judah ten years of peace and prosperity (II Chronicles 14:l, 7). However they were then invaded by a vast Ethiopian army, possibly acting for Egypt and possibly including many nomadic Arabs (note II Chronicles 14:15).

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