The First Captives Taken and Egypt Cannot Help

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In one of the greatest battles of the ancient world, Nebuchadnezzar II (who has just succeeded his father) soundly defeats the Egyptians under Pharaoh Neco, just as Jeremiah prophesied. So, in 605 BC. Judah is left in its most vulnerable state ever. And Nebuchadnezzar seizes the opportunity . . .

During Jehoiakim’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded the land, and Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years.

  • 2 Kings 24:1a

Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked him and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar also took to Babylon articles from the temple of the Lord and put them in his temple there.

  • 2 Chronicles 36:6, 7

The king of Egypt did not march out from his own country again, because the king of Babylon had taken all his territory, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

  • 2 Kings 24:7

 

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