Nebuzaradan (Neb´uh-zuh-ray´duhn)

A Babylonian high official who, in 586 BCE, oversaw the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple (2Kgs 5:8-22). He supervised personally the disposition of the captured property and population in Judah: vessels used in worship and appurtenances of precious metals were carried off as spoil to Babylon. Nebuzaradan also exiled the bulk of the city’s populace, though an exception was made in the case of the prophet Jeremiah, who was permitted to stay behind as counselor to the new governor, Gedaliah (Jer 40:1-6).

2Kgs 5:8-22

8But when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent a message to the king, “Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come ... View more

Jer 40:1-6

Jeremiah with Gedaliah the Governor
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord after Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he ... View more

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