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2 Chronicles 14:5-7 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

He built fortified cities in Judah, for the land had peace and no war was waged against him during these years, because the Lord had given him rest. He said to Judah: “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls, towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, for we have sought the Lord, our God; we sought him, and he has given us rest on every side.” So they built and prospered.

The Ethiopian Invasion.[a] Asa had an army of three hundred thousand shield- and lance-bearers from Judah, and from Benjamin two hundred and eighty thousand who carried bucklers and were archers, all of them valiant warriors.

Footnotes:

  1. 14:7–14 This Ethiopian invasion of Judah is not mentioned in 1 Kings. The account is likely a legend intended to show the pious King Asa being rewarded with divine assistance. It could, however, reflect an incursion by nomads from the Negeb in Asa’s time.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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