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Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

41:1 ten men with him. It is probable that these ten men were officers, each with a band he could later assemble. The slaughter of seventy pilgrims (Jeremiah 41:5, 7-8) and the capture of “all the people” in Mizpah (Jeremiah 41:10) implies a fairly sizeable army.

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