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Major Events in
Nebuchadnezzar's Life

Major Events
1.Born in 630 BCE

2.Defeats Necho at Carchemish in 605 BCE

Necho was an Egyptian pharaoh who was in power at the same time as Nebuchadnezzar. Necho gained a victory over the Assyrians at Carchemish. This gave Egypt the possession ofthe Syrian provinces of Assyria, including Palestine.  Nabopolassar, Nebuchadnezzar’s father, wanted to re-conquer  from Necho the western provinces of Syria, and for this  purpose he sent his son with a powerful army westward. The Egyptians met him at Carchemish, where a furious battle was fought, resulting in the Egyptians retreat and Babylon once again ruled Syria and Phoenicia.
3.Father dies

4.Necho defeats Nebuchadnezzar in a battle, 601 BCE

5.Crushes First Judaean revolt in 597 BCE

-During Nebuchadnezzar's reign as king, he had control of Jerusalem. He ruled like a tyrant over the Jews and after his loss to Necho in battle the Jews saw that he could be defeated and four years later led a revolt which was quikly put down by Nebuchadnezzar.  This was the first of the Judaean revolts.

6.Second Judaean revolt from 588-587 BCE

7.Destroys Jerusalem in 586 BCE
During Nebuchadnezzar’s third invasion, he successfully                     destroys Jerusalem and the temple. Which leads up to the                   Exile of the Jews to Babylon.

8.Dies in 562 BCE

Major Events in his Life
Relationship to Jerusalem
Quirky Facts
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