Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Nabucco in the Bible - a start with Kings and Chronicles

2 Kings 24 Contemporary English Version (CEV) - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings+24&version=CEV

24.1 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia: Ruled Babylonia 605-562 B.C.
24.7 again: Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptian army in 605 B.C. at the town of Carchemish. But a few years later, he was forced to retreat all the way back to Babylonia, which allowed Jehoiakim to rebel (see verse 1).
24.12 Babylonia: These events took place in 597 B.C.
24.13 warned: See 20.16-18.

2 Kings 25Contemporary English Version (CEV) - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%2025&version=CEV

25.1 tenth month: Tebeth, the tenth month of the Hebrew calendar, from about mid-December to mid-January.
25.2,3 fourth: This word is not in the Hebrew text here, but see the parallel in Jeremiah 52.5,6.
25.4 wall: Jerusalem was destroyed in 586 B.C.
25.8 About a month later: Hebrew “On the seventh day of the fifth month.”
25.17 pomegranates: A bright red fruit that looks like an apple.
25.22 Ahikam: Hebrew “Ahikam son of Shaphan.”
25.25 Ishmael: Hebrew “Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama.”
25.25 about two months. . . his rule: Hebrew “in the seventh month.”
25.27 Evil-Merodach. . . Babylonia: The son of Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled Babylonia from 562 to 560 B.C.
25.27 twelfth month: Adar, the twelfth month of the Hebrew calendar, from about mid-February to mid-March.
Mostly war... and Kings, of course.

1 Chronicles 6 Contemporary English Version (CEV) - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Chronicles+6&version=CEV

Absolutely no need to read this for Nabucco.

2 Chronicles 36Contemporary English Version (CEV) - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Chronicles+36&version=CEV

You can read this but not really that interesting.

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