2 Kings 24:1

24:1 Nebuchadnezzar. This was the first of three incursions of Nebuchadnezzar against Jerusalem (II Kings 24:1,11; 25:1). He was evidently co-regent of Babylon at this time, leading its army while his father Nabopolassar was seriously ill at home. The latter died during the time Nebuchadnezzar was taking the land of Judah from the Egyptians, whom he had defeated several years earlier at Carchemish in northern Syria. The prophet Daniel was evidently among those carried away to Babylon during the reign of Jehoiakim (Daniel 1:1-3).

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