New Defender's Study Bible Notes
32:21 the midst of hell. When he descended into hell, Pharaoh encountered multitudes of lost souls that had preceded him. As examples, this remarkable chapter lists a catalog of some of the “forefathers”—such men as Asshur, Elam, Meshech, Tubal, Edom and Zidon—representatives from all three branches of Noah’s descendants—with all their multitudes. All of these, including the Egyptians, had come from a godly ancestor, but had long ago become apostate. This passage is important in its confirmation that “broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat” (Matthew 7:13). It is a serious and dangerous thing to reject our Creator.