What does it mean that Jesus "led captivity captive and gave gifts to men"?


Ephesians 4:8

ESV - 8 Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.

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Mini Rod Holloman

Would some of those who were captive be those mentioned in the scripture reference below?
“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.”
1 Peter 3:18-20 NASB
It would seem to be the case, for those who believed His proclamation.

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