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Jeremiah 52:24-30

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52:24 The captain of the royal guard took Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest who was second in rank, and the three doorkeepers. 1  52:25 From the city he took an official who was in charge of the soldiers, seven of the king’s advisers who were discovered in the city, an official army secretary who drafted citizens 2  for military service, and sixty citizens who were discovered in the middle of the city. 52:26 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, took them and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah. 52:27 The king of Babylon ordered them to be executed 3  at Riblah in the territory of Hamath.

So Judah was taken into exile away from its land. 52:28 Here is the official record of the number of people 4  Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile: In the seventh year, 5  3,023 Jews; 52:29 in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year, 6  832 people from Jerusalem; 52:30 in Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year, 7  Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, carried into exile 745 Judeans. In all 4,600 people went into exile.

1 sn See the note at Jer 35:4.

2 tn Heb “men, from the people of the land” (also later in this verse).

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

4 tn Heb “these are the people.”

5 sn This would be 597 b.c.

6 sn This would be 586 b.c.

7 sn This would be 581 b.c.



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