New Defender's Study Bible Notes
83:4 from being a nation. The intent to destroy Israel completely has become a firm policy of the Arabic Muslim nations arrayed against Israel today, not to be compromised by any deceptive “peace process.”
83:6 tabernacles of Edom. The nations enumerated in Psalm 83:6-8 were those immediately surrounding Israel, all joined against her (Psalm 83:5). The prophecy primarily applies to the end-times, since their defeat will be forever and will result in men acknowledging Jehovah as supreme over all the earth (Psalm 83:17-18). It relates to the modern equivalent of the Moslem nations surrounding Israel (Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, etc.) in their united efforts to destroy her (compare Ezekiel 38:1-9).
83:9 as to Jabin. See Judges 4:23. Actually, Jabin was a dynastic name for the kings of Hazor (note Joshua 11:1). The name has even been found on one of the Mari tablets, used in this sense.
83:18 whose name alone is JEHOVAH. The Muslims following the false prophet Mohammed profess to worship Allah as the one true God. Allah, however, is not Jehovah, and the Koran is not the revealed word of the true God.