Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
The Targum is,
``the captain of those that kill;''of the soldiers, of the militia. Some render it, the captain of the "cooks"; others, of the "butchers" F12; but no doubt it was a military office he bore; he was captain of the forces that were left in Jerusalem, after the other part went in pursuit of the king and those with him; or the captain of a company, being sent by the king of Babylon to execute a commission of his: the same carried away into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in
that were left of the pestilence, famine, and sword; and who were found in it when it was taken: and those that fell away, that fell to him;
that fell to the Chaldean army during the siege of the city; and those that betook themselves to Nebuzaradan, and voluntarily surrendered themselves to him afterwards: with the rest of the people that remained;
in other cities in the land of Judah.
F12 (Myxbj br) "praefectus coquorum"; so some in Vatablus; "magister laniorum", Pagninus, Montanus.