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Nebuchanezzar's Attacks on Egypt


When his father made him military advisor, a year before Nebuchanezzar became king, he launched his first attack against Egypt. He was successful in this first venture and gained much power.  After his father's death, he took power in 605 BCE.  He launched another attack against the Egyptians and gained even more power and wealth. Then in 601 he attempted again, however, this time he was thwarted by King Necho II.  Nebachanezzer suffered tremendous losses through this defeat, and felt this defeat directly led to Judah's revolt, and eventually, to his conquering of Jerusalem. In 571 he launched his final attack against Egypt, and he was very successful.  His empire expanded and he took the very important port city, Tyre.

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