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12 Jerusalem was captured during Nebuchadnezzar’s nineteenth year as king of Babylonia.

About a month later,[a] Nebuchadnezzar’s officer in charge of the guards arrived in Jerusalem. His name was Nebuzaradan, 13 and he burned down the Lord’s temple, the king’s palace, and every important building in the city, as well as all the houses. 14 Then he ordered the Babylonian soldiers to break down the walls around Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 52.12 About a month later: Hebrew “On the seventh day of the fifth month.”

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