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Nephite History in Context 1: Jerusalem Chronicle
|Title||Nephite History in Context 1: Jerusalem Chronicle|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Series Title||Nephite History in Context|
|Access Date||3 November 2017|
|Last Update Date||2 November 2017|
|Publisher||Studio et Quoque Fide|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Chronology; Jerusalem (Old World); King Jehoiachin; King Nebuchadnezzar; King Zedekiah; Lehi (Prophet)|
A Babylonian tablet, known colloquially as the “Jerusalem Chronicle,” provides brief annal-like reports of the early reign of Nebuchadrezzar II (biblical Nebuchadnezzar), including his invasion of Jerusalem and selecting a “king of his choice,” known as Zedekiah through the biblical accounts (2 King 24:9–17; 2 Chronicles 36:9–10; Jeremiah 37:1). Since the Book of Mormon begins in the first year of the reign of Zedekiah (1 Nephi 1:4), this tablet helps date the opening events of the Book of Mormon.
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