2 Chronicles 12:3

With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen: and the people were without number that came with him out of Egypt; the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the Ethiopians.

With twelve hundred chariots, and threescore thousand horsemen; and the people were without number,.... The foot soldiers; their number, according to Josephus {h} was 400,000:

that came with him out of Egypt; the above numerous army came from thence with him, which was famous for horses and chariots of war, see

Exodus 14:7, what follow seem to have joined him after he came out of Egypt, or whom he subdued in his way; the Lubim or Lybians, inhabitants of Libya, a country near Egypt the same with the Lehabim; of whom see

Genesis 10:13,

the Sukkiims; who were either the Scenite Arabs, who dwelt in tents, as this word signifies; or the Troglodytes, according to the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions, who dwelt in dens and caves, in which sense the word "Succah" is sometimes used, Job 38:40 and in their country was a town called Suchae, mentioned by Pliny {i}; they inhabited near the Red sea; and if Shishak is the same with Sesostris, as is thought, these people were subdued by him, as Herodotus {k} and Strabo {l} testify:

and the Ethiopians; some think these were the Cushite Arabs, and that Sesostris came into Arabia is testified by the above writers; though rather the proper Ethiopians are meant, since they are joined with the Lubim or Africans; and since, as Herodotus {m} says, he ruled over Ethiopia; and Diodorus Siculus {n} says he fought with them, and obliged them to pay him tribute.

{h} Antiqu. l. 8. c. 10. sect. 2.
{i} Nat. Hist. l. 6. c. 29.
{k} Euterpe, sive, l. 2. c. 102.
{l} Geograph. l. 16. p. 529.
{m} Ut supra, (Euterpe, sive, l. 2.) c. 110.
{n} Bibliothec. l. 1. p. 50.