39:2 It lasted until the ninth day of the fourth month of Zedekiah’s eleventh year. 1 On that day they broke through the city walls.
39:8 The Babylonians 2 burned down the royal palace, the temple of the Lord, and the people’s homes, 3 and they tore down the wall of Jerusalem. 4
1 sn According to modern reckoning that would have been July 18, 586
3 tc The reading here is based on an emendation following the parallels in Jer 52:13 and 2 Kgs 25:9. The Hebrew text here does not have “the temple of the
4 sn According to the parallels in 2 Kgs 25:8-9; Jer 52:12-13 this occurred almost a month after the wall was breached and Zedekiah’s failed escape. It took place under the direction of Nebuzaradan, the captain of the king’s special guard who is mentioned in the next verse.