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.