Jeremiah 52:29

29 Then in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year he took 832 more.

Jeremiah 52:29 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 52:29

In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar
Said to be the nineteenth, ( Jeremiah 52:12 ) ; it was at the end of the eighteenth, and the beginning of the nineteenth, as Kimchi; or this was before the taking of the city, when he raised the siege, and departed to meet the king of Egypt, at which time he might carry captive many, as here said: he carried away captive from Jerusalem, eight hundred thirty and two
which is more likely to be then done than at the taking of the city; when it is very probable a greater number was carried captive, which are not here taken notice of.

Jeremiah 52:29 In-Context

27 And there at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, the king of Babylon had them all put to death. So the people of Judah were sent into exile from their land.
28 The number of captives taken to Babylon in the seventh year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign was 3,023.
29 Then in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year he took 832 more.
30 In Nebuchadnezzar’s twenty-third year he sent Nebuzaradan, the captain of the guard, who took 745 more—a total of 4,600 captives in all.
31 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on March 31 of that year.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. This exile in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign occurred in 586
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