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And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:2 into his hand. This event marked the beginning of Judah’s seventy year captivity, prophesied by Jeremiah (II Chronicles 36:6, 21; Jeremiah 25:1,11).

1:2 land of Shinar. Shinar is confirmed here by Daniel as the name of the country of Babylon. Babel was founded by Nimrod in the land of Shinar at least 1500 years earlier. The land of Shinar is known to secular archaeologists as Sumer.

1:2 his god. The chief “god” of the Babylonians was Bel, also known as Marduk, or Merodach, possibly originally the deified Nimrod.

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