In the Second Book of Kings, we read in chapter 25 how Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, laid siege to Jerusalem. We are told of the suffering of the city’s inhabitants, who were starving and doing all they could to escape when Jerusalem was finally taken. “Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls beside the king’s garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah. But the army of the Chaldeans pursued the king and overtook…
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