Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.


"the captain of the guard," in rank next to the king, who appears prominent in directing affairs at the capture of Jerusalem (2 Ki. 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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