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F11 R. Nehumiah apud Grotium, de Ver. Relig. Christ. I. 5. sect. 14.
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah…
At the close of it, and at the beginning of the fourth, which was the
first of Nebuchadnezzar, (Jeremiah 25:1) . Jerusalem seems to have been taken
twice in his time, and two captivities in it: the first was in the third
or fourth year of his reign; when humbling himself, he was restored to
his kingdom, though he became a tributary to the king of Babylon; Daniel
and his companions, who were carried captive with him, were retained as
hostages; but after three years he rebelled, but it was not until his
eleventh year that Nebuchadnezzar came against him again, took him, and
bound him, in order to carry him to Babylon, but he died by the way; see
(2 Kings 24:1,2) (2 Chronicles 36:5,6) , some, as Jarchi and Saadiah Gaon, make this to
be the third year of his rebellion, and the last of his reign; they
suppose that he was conquered by the king of Babylon, and became subject
to him in the fifth year of his reign; that he served him three years,
and rebelled against him three years: at the end of which
came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it;
with his army, and took it; and the same way it is accounted for in the
Jewish chronicle F16 according to Bishop Usher F17, this was in the
year of the world 3398 A.M., and before Christ 607 or 606; according
to Mr. Bedford F18, 605.
F16 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 25. in principio.
F17 Annales Vet. Test. A. M. 3398.
F18 Scripture Chronology, p. 676.
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