Major Events1.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.
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
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