Jeremiah 52:1-6 NLT

1 Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. His mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah.
2 But Zedekiah did what was evil in the LORD's sight, just as Jehoiakim had done.
3 So the LORD, in his anger, finally banished the people of Jerusalem and Judah from his presence and sent them into exile. Then Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
4 So on January 15, a during the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, King Nebuchadnezzar b of Babylon led his entire army against Jerusalem. They surrounded the city and built siege ramps against its walls.

References for Jeremiah 52:4

    • ñ 52:4 - Hebrew <I>on the tenth day of the tenth 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 event occurred on January 15, 588 <MS>B.C.</I>
    • ò 52:4 - Hebrew <I>Nebuchadrezzar,</I> a variant name for Nebuchadnezzar; also in 52:12, 28, 29, 30.
      5 Jerusalem was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah's reign.
      6 By July 18 of Zedekiah's eleventh year, c the famine in the city had become very severe, with the last of the food entirely gone.

      References for Jeremiah 52:6

        • ó 52:6 - Hebrew <I>By the ninth day of the fourth month</I> [of Zedekiah's eleventh year]. This event of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred on July 18, 586 <MS>B.C.</I>; also see note on 52:4a.