Daniel 1:1

NET ©

In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem and laid it under siege.

NIV ©

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

NASB ©

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

NLT ©

During the third year of King Jehoiakim’s reign in Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it with his armies.

MSG ©

It was the third year of King Jehoiakim's reign in Judah when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon declared war on Jerusalem and besieged the city.

BBE ©

In the third year of the rule of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem, shutting it in with his forces.

NRSV ©

In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

NKJV ©

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

KJV
In the third
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year
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of the reign
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of Jehoiakim
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king
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of Judah
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came
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Nebuchadnezzar
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king
<04428>
of Babylon
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unto Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and besieged
<06696> (8799)
it.
HEBREW
hyle
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ruyw
<06696>
Mlswry
<03389>
lbb
<0894>
Klm
<04428>
ruandkwbn
<05019>
ab
<0935>
hdwhy
<03063>
Klm
<04428>
Myqywhy
<03079>
twklml
<04438>
swls
<07969>
tnsb (1:1)
<08141>
LXXM
en
<1722>  
PREP
etei
<2094>  
N-DSN
tritw
<5154>  
A-DSN
thv
<3588>  
T-GSF
basileiav
<932>  
N-GSF
iwakim
 
N-PRI
basilewv
<935>  
N-GSM
iouda
<2448>  
N-PRI
hlyen
<2064>  
V-AAI-3S
naboucodonosor
 
N-PRI
basileuv
<935>  
N-NSM
babulwnov
<897>  
N-GSF
eiv
<1519>  
PREP
ierousalhm
<2419>  
N-PRI
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
epoliorkei
 
V-IAI-3S
authn
<846>  
D-ASF
NET © [draft] ITL
In the third
<07969>
year
<08141>
of the reign
<04438>
of King
<04428>
Jehoiakim
<03079>
of Judah
<03063>
, King
<04428>
Nebuchadnezzar
<05019>
of Babylon
<0894>
advanced
<0935>
against Jerusalem
<03389>
and laid it under siege
<06696>
.
NET © Notes

sn The third year of the reign of Jehoiakim would be ca. 605 B.C. At this time Daniel would have been a teenager. The reference to Jehoiakim’s third year poses a serious crux interpretum, since elsewhere these events are linked to his fourth year (Jer 25:1; cf. 2 Kgs 24:1; 2 Chr 36:5-8). Apparently Daniel is following an accession year chronology, whereby the first partial year of a king’s reign was reckoned as the accession year rather than as the first year of his reign. Jeremiah, on the other hand, is following a nonaccession year chronology, whereby the accession year is reckoned as the first year of the king’s reign. In that case, the conflict is only superficial. Most modern scholars, however, have concluded that Daniel is historically inaccurate here.

sn King Nebuchadnezzar ruled Babylon from ca. 605-562 B.C.

map For location see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.

sn This attack culminated in the first of three major deportations of Jews to Babylon. The second one occurred in 597 B.C. and included among many other Jewish captives the prophet Ezekiel. The third deportation occurred in 586 B.C., at which time the temple and the city of Jerusalem were thoroughly destroyed.