1; Jeremiah, reproving the Jews' disobedience to the prophets,
8; foretells the seventy years' captivity;
12; and after that, the destruction of Babylon.
15; Under the type of a cup of wine he foreshews the
destruction of all nations.
34; The howling of the shepherds.
* A.M. 3398. B.C. 606. in the.
36:1 46:2 2Ki 24:1,2 Da 1:1
* the first.
Nebuchadnezzar was associated with his father Nabopollasar two
years before the death of the latter; and from this time the
Jewish computation of Nebuchadnezzar's reign begins; that is,
from the end of the third year of Jehoiakim; and therefore,
according to them, the fourth year of Jehoiakim was the first
year of Nebuchadnezzar. But the Babylonians date the
commencement of his reign two years later, that is, on the
death of his father; which computation is followed by Daniel,
who wrote in Chaldee.