(nehb' yoo zahr ay' dan) Personal name meaning, “Nebo has given offspring.” An officer in the Babylonian army during King Nebuchadnezzar's reign. His title is given as “captain of the guard,” a designation which is uncertain. He led his troops in a siege of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. (2 Kings 25:8-9), burned the city's buildings, tore down its walls, and carried away the people into Exile. Four years later he returned and deported still more citizens (Jeremiah 52:30). See Babylon, History and Religion of.
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