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Nebuchadnezzar II

Line breaks: Nebu|chad|nez¦zar II
Pronunciation: /ˌnɛbjʊkədˈnɛzə
 
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Definition of Nebuchadnezzar II in English:

( Circa 630–562 bc), king of Babylon 605–562 bc. He rebuilt the city with massive walls, a huge temple, and a ziggurat, and extended his rule over neighbouring countries. In 586 bc he captured and destroyed Jerusalem and deported many Israelites in what is known as the Babylonian Captivity.

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