Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
25:11 who had deserted. Apparently some of the people had given their allegiance to the Babylonians, even before the final siege. The Babylonians took them to Babylon.
carried into exile. The Babylonians implemented a second deportation (24:12–16), leaving only the poor to till the land (v. 12).