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Nephite History in Context 1: Jerusalem Chronicle

TitleNephite History in Context 1: Jerusalem Chronicle
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsRappleye, Neal
Series TitleNephite History in Context
Access Year2017
Access Date3 November 2017
Last Update Date2 November 2017
PublisherStudio et Quoque Fide
KeywordsAncient 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.


Scripture Reference

1 Nephi 1:4