reign as king had many things to do with Jerusalem. When he came into
power his empire ruled over Jerusalem. His kingdom did not have the
same religion as the Jews so of course they did not like being ruled by
someone that was trying to enforce his religion on them. So, the Jews
revolted after Nebuchadnezzar was defeated in a battle by an Egyptian pharaoh
named Necho in 601 BCE. This may have influenced the first Judaean
revolt in 597 BCE. Nebuchadnezzar quickly destroyed the revolt but
nine years later in 588 BCE there was a second Judaean revolt. He
put this revolt down in 587 BCE then proceeded to deport all of the Jewish
nobles to Babylon so that they would not start anymore uprisings.
The next year in 586 BCE Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and the first
temple in Jerusalem.
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