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Destruction of Jerusalem. 12 On the tenth day of the fifth month, this was in the nineteenth year[a] of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, captain of the bodyguard, came to Jerusalem as the representative of the king of Babylon. 13 He burned the house of the Lord, the palace of the king, and all the houses of Jerusalem; every large building he destroyed with fire. 14 Then the Chaldean troops with the captain of the guard tore down all the walls that surrounded Jerusalem.

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  1. 52:12 On the tenth day of the fifth month…nineteenth year: the tenth of Ab—July/August in 587/586 B.C.