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Nebuchadnezzar Destroys Jerusalem

On the seventh[a] day of the fifth month,[b] in the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard,[c] who served the king of Babylon, arrived in Jerusalem.

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  1. 2 Kings 25:8 tn The parallel account in Jer 52:12 has “tenth.”
  2. 2 Kings 25:8 sn The seventh day of the month would have been August 14, 586 b.c. in modern reckoning.
  3. 2 Kings 25:8 tn For the meaning of this phrase see BDB 371 s.v. טַבָּח 2, and compare the usage in Gen 39:1.

On the seventh day of the fifth month, in the nineteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, an official of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem.

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