to Mizpah

2 Kings 25:23

25:23 to Mizpah. After the destruction of Jerusalem, the capital was apparently moved to Mizpah, about seven miles north of Jerusalem. Gedaliah, a man not in the Davidic line, was established as ruler. He was a good ruler, but was slain by Ishmael, who—as a descendant of David himself—possibly resented being ruled by a man who was not of royal blood.

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