(2) The captivity began at Nebuzaradan's taking and burning the city and temple of Jerusalem, and sending Zedekiah, the last King, in chains, to Nebu∣chadnezzar, who ordered his children to be butchered before his face, his eyes to be put out, and then thrown into a dungeon, where he died. This happened before our Lord 588 years; after the flood, 1766; of the world 3416.

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