Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO 2 KINGS 25\\

In this chapter is an account of the siege, taking, and burning of the
city of Jerusalem, and of the carrying captive the king and the
inhabitants to Babylon, \\#2Ki 25:1-12\\, as also of the pillars and
vessels of the temple brought thither, \\#2Ki 25:13-17\\ and of the
putting to death several of the principal persons of the land,
\\#2Ki 25:18-22\\, and of the miserable condition of the rest under
Gedaliah, whom Ishmael slew, \\#2Ki 25:23-26\\, and the chapter, and
so the history, is concluded with the kindness Jehoiachin met with
from the king of Babylon, after thirty seven years' captivity,
\\#2Ki 25:27-30\\.

&c.] Of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah. From hence to the end of
\\#2Ki 25:7\\, the account exactly agrees with \\#Jer 52:4-11\\.
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