2Ki 25:8 Zec 7:3-5 8:19
* the tenth.
It appears from the parallel passage of Kings, that
Nebuzar-adan came from Riblah to Jerusalem on the seventh of
the fifth month; but it seems that he did not set fire to the
temple and city till the tenth day, being probably occupied on
the intervening days in taking the vessels out of the house of
the Lord, and collecting together all the riches that could be
found. In memory of this calamity, the Jews devote two fasts
to this day; the seventeenth of the fourth month, which falls
in June, for the destruction of Jerusalem, and the ninth of
the fifth month, which falls in July, for the destruction of
the temple; both of which are mentioned by Zechariah as kept
from this event till his time, a period of seventy years,
under the names of the fast of the fourth month, and fast of
the fifth month.
* the nineteenth.
29 2Ki 24:12 25:8
* captain of the guard. or, chief marshal. Heb. chief of the
executioners, or slaughtermen, and so.
14 39:9 Ge 37:36 *margins
* served. Heb. stood before.