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Jerusalem Is Captured and Destroyed

25 In Zedekiah’s ninth year as king, on the tenth day of the tenth month,[a] King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia led his entire army to attack Jerusalem. The troops set up camp outside the city and built ramps up to the city walls.

2-3 After a year and a half, all the food in Jerusalem was gone. Then on the ninth day of the fourth[b] month,

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  1. 25.1 tenth month: Tebeth, the tenth month of the Hebrew calendar, from about mid-December to mid-January.
  2. 25.2,3 fourth: This word is not in the Hebrew text here, but see the parallel in Jeremiah 52.5,6.