The final chapter of Jeremiah gives an account of the defeat of King Zedekiah by the Babylonians. When the Babylonians lay siege around Jerusalem, there was a famine and they had no food to eat. Therefore, the army of Zedekiah broke through the the walls of Jerusalem and fled though the Babylonian soldiers were outside. The Babylonian army pursued King Zedekiah and captured him. His sons and officials of Judah were killed before his eyes. Zedekiah's eyes were gouged and he was bound with bronze shackles. He was later taken to prison, till his last day.
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, along with Nebuzaradan commander of the imperial guard, came to Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 52:13 He set fire to the temple of the LORD, the royal palace and all the houses of Jerusalem. Every important building he burned down. 14 The whole Babylonian army, under the commander of the imperial guard, broke down all the walls around Jerusalem.They then took people captive. The poorest of poor were not taken captive, but given vineyards and fields.
The temple of the LORD, built by King Solomon was broken down, all the gold, silver and bronze, along with articles used in the temple was taken to Babylon.
Jeremiah 52:19 The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers, sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands, dishes and bowls used for drink offerings—all that were made of pure gold or silver.In all, 4,600 people were taken into captivity.
Jeremiah 52:28 This is the number of the people Nebuchadnezzar carried into exile:Jehoiachin was released from prison in the the 37th year of his exile, ate regularly at the king's table, and was given a regular allowance till his death.
in the seventh year, 3,023 Jews;
29 in Nebuchadnezzar’s eighteenth year,
832 people from Jerusalem;
30 in his twenty-third year,
745 Jews taken into exile by Nebuzaradan the commander of the imperial guard.
There were 4,600 people in all.
The Book of Jeremiah has been a long one, packed with lots of details.