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2 Kings 25:18-22

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25:18 The captain of the royal guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah, the priest who was second in rank, and the three doorkeepers. 25:19 From the city he took a eunuch who was in charge of the soldiers, five 1  of the king’s advisers 2  who were discovered in the city, an official army secretary who drafted citizens 3  for military service, and sixty citizens from the people of the land who were discovered in the city. 25:20 Nebuzaradan, captain of the royal guard, took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 25:21 The king of Babylon ordered them to be executed 4  at Riblah in the territory 5  of Hamath. So Judah was deported from its land.

Gedaliah Appointed Governor

25:22 Now King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, as governor over the people whom he allowed to remain in the land of Judah. 6 

1 tn The parallel passage in Jer 52:25 has “seven.”

2 tn Heb “five seers of the king’s face.”

3 tn Heb “the people of the land.”

4 tn Heb “struck them down and killed them.”

5 tn Heb “land.”

6 tn Heb “And the people who were left in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon left, he appointed over them Gedaliah son of Ahikam, son of Shaphan.”



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