Jeremiah 1:2-3 NLT

2 The LORD first gave messages to Jeremiah during the thirteenth year of King Josiah's reign in Judah. a

References for Jeremiah 1:2

    • a 1:2 - The thirteenth year of Josiah's reign was 627 <MS>B.C.</I>
      3 He continued to give messages throughout the reign of Josiah's son, King Jehoiakim, until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah's reign in Judah. In August of that year, b the people of Jerusalem were taken away as captives.

      References for Jeremiah 1:3

        • b 1:3 - Hebrew <I>In the fifth month,</I> of the Hebrew calendar. A number of events in Jeremiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Babylonian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This month in the eleventh year of Zedekiah's reign occurred in August and September 586 <MS>B.C.</I> Also see 52:12 and the note there.