52:11 He had Zedekiah’s eyes put out and had him bound in chains. 1 Then the king of Babylon had him led off to Babylon and he was imprisoned there until the day he died.
52:12 On the tenth 2 day of the fifth month, 3 in the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard 4 who served 5 the king of Babylon, arrived in Jerusalem. 52:13 He burned down the Lord’s temple, the royal palace, and all the houses in Jerusalem, including every large house. 52:14 The whole Babylonian army that came with the captain of the royal guard tore down the walls that surrounded Jerusalem. 52:15 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, took into exile some of the poor, 6 the rest of the people who remained in the city, those who had deserted to him, and the rest of the craftsmen.
52:28 Here is the official record of the number of people 7 Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile: In the seventh year, 8 3,023 Jews; 52:29 in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year, 9 832 people from Jerusalem; 52:30 in Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year, 10 Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard, carried into exile 745 Judeans. In all 4,600 people went into exile.
1 tn Heb “fetters of bronze.” The more generic “chains” is used in the translation because “fetters” is a word unfamiliar to most modern readers.
2 tn The parallel account in 2 Kgs 25:8 has “seventh.”
3 sn The tenth day of the month would have been August 17, 586
4 tn For the meaning of this phrase see BDB 371 s.v. טַבָּח 2 and compare the usage in Gen 39:1.
5 tn Heb “stood before.”
6 tn Heb “poor of the people.”
7 tn Heb “these are the people.”
8 sn This would be 597
9 sn This would be 586
10 sn This would be 581