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Jeremiah 52:12-15

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52:12 On the tenth 1  day of the fifth month, 2  in the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the royal guard 3  who served 4  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, 5  the rest of the people who remained in the city, those who had deserted to him, and the rest of the craftsmen.

1 tn The parallel account in 2 Kgs 25:8 has “seventh.”

2 sn The tenth day of the month would have been August 17, 586 b.c. in modern reckoning.

3 tn For the meaning of this phrase see BDB 371 s.v. טַבָּח 2 and compare the usage in Gen 39:1.

4 tn Heb “stood before.”

5 tn Heb “poor of the people.”



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