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Jeremiah 39 : 1

The Fall of Jerusalem
 1  In January [1]  of the ninth year of King Zedekiah's reign, King Nebuchadnezzar [1]  came with his army to besiege Jerusalem.
<<  39:1a Hebrew in the tenth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar 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 <%=ftSC%>B.C.; see 52:4a and the note there. 39:1b Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant spelling of Nebuchadnezzar; also in 39:11.