“the captain of the guard, in rank next to the king, who” appears prominent in directing affairs at the capture of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:8-20; Jer. 39:11; 40:2-5). He showed “kindness toward Jeremiah, as commanded by Nebuchadnezzar (40:1).” Five years after this he again came to Jerusalem and carried captive seven hundred and forty-five more Jews.

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