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Jerusalem Temple destroyed on Ab 7, 586 BC.
If Ezekiel's seige prophecy from Ezekiel chapter 4 is used to determine the 70 year judgment against Jerusalem then Judgment started on the 5th day of the fourth month in the year 585 BC and ended 70 Hebrew years later on the 5th day of the fourth month in 515 BC.

Israel was initially taken into captivity and removed to Assyria by the Assyrian king Tiglath Pileser III in the year 732 BC. After Tiglath Pileser III died in 727 BC he was followed by Shalmaneser V, Sargon II, and his son Sennacherib. These Assyrian kings completed the captivity by 721 BC when the remaining northern tribes were removed to Assyria. From 732 BC until the completion of the second temple in 515 BC either Israel and or Judah was in captivity. The consecutive years of captivity starting in 732 BC until 515 BC totaled 217 years. God does not count years of captivity in his calendar of redemption. Nor does God count the six periods of captivity totaling 111 years when Israel was under the rule of the judges after they entered the Promised Land. God also does not count the very first year after Israel departed from captivity in Egypt. The reason there is 112 years difference between the 592 years mentioned by Josepus compared to the amount of time seen in I Kings chapter 6:1 where it mentions the 480 years from the Exodus until the fourth year of Solomon's reign when the construction of Solomon's temple began is because God is not counting the 111 years of captivity under the judges nor the first year after the Exodus. That entire first year was spent in preparing for the Law of Moses . The wilderness tabernacle was ready by the first day of the first month in the second year. Between the exodus from Egypt until the the completion of the second temple there was 329 total years that God does not count in His calendar of redemption.The Israelites exited Egypt in 1562 BC and because God does not count those 329 years of captivity it can therefore be understood why Jesus ministered for exactly 1260 days (Rev. 12:6) and each day of his ministry represented one year for the atonement of Israel. The ministry of Jesus began four days before the Feast of Trumpets in 27 AD. By adding the 1260 days of Chist ministry (they represent years of atonement) to the 329 uncounted years totals 1589. This helps to determine the Exodus date which began in 1562 and Chist ministry followed 1589 years later beginning in 27AD.

The 55th and final year of Menasseh's reign began on Tishri 1 in 644 BC. After Menasseh died his son Amon began his accession period. Amon began to reign on Tishri 1, in 643 BC and he reigned for only two years. Amon followed in the evil practices of his father Menasseh and his servants killed him in his own house.The people of Judah executed those servants that had conspired against Amon. Then Josiah the son of Amon reigned in his place. Josiah began his reign in 641 BC. Josiah was only eight years old when he began his 31 year reign. In the 13th year of Josiah's reign the prophet Jeremiah began his ministry (629/628 BC) .In Josiah's 18th year the Book of the Law was found in the temple. Josiah took action and renewed the covenant of the Law before all the people. A great Passover celebration ensued on Nisan 14 in 623 BC. In the 23rd year of the prophet Jeremiah's ministry (607/606 BC) Jeremiah warned the people of Jerusalem and Judah that God had already determined to send Nebuchadnezzar against the land to destroy it!

The 31st and final year of Josiah's reign began on Tishri 1 in 611 BC. Probably sometime between Aprl-July in 610 BC King Josiah was killed by an arrow shot by an archer in Pharaoh Neco's army. The people of the land made Shallum, a son of Josiah the new king. Jehoahaz (the new name change imposed by Neco upon Shallum means Jehovah seizes). He began his reign on Tishri 1 in 610 BC but he only reigned for 3 months. Pharaoh Neco upon his return from Assyria stopped in Jerusalem and and imposed a fine of 100 talents of silver and one talent of gold. Neco probably returned to Egypt to refit his troops then shortly thereafter he sent his troops to collect the fine imposed on King Jehoahaz. When Jehoahaz was unable to pay the fine he was deposed as king and taken captive to the Egyptian outpost at Riblah and Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim the brother of Jehoahaz the new king over Judah.Pharoah Neco changed Eliakims name to Jehoaikim and he began his reign on Tishri 1 in 609 BC. He reigned for 11 years. The 11th and final year of his reign began in 599 BC. He was removed and humiliated by raiding bands sent by King Nebuchadnezzar and put to death sometime about Nov/Dec in 599 BC. Upon the death of Jehoiakim, his son Jehoiachin began his accession period and Jehoiachin began his reign on Tishri 1 in 598 BC. King Jehoiachin reigned for only 3 months before Nebuchazzar took him and 10,000 others captive from Jerusalem to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar placed Zedekiah on the throne of Judah. King Zedekiah began his reign on Tishri 1 in 597 BC and reigned 11 years. His 11th and final year began on Tishri 1 in 587 BC. Jerusalem was destroyed and Zedekiah was taken captive to Babylon in 586 BC. The Jerusalem temple was destroyed on the 7th day of Av in 586 BC.

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Kings of Israel
**Israel in captivity

Menasseh was 12 years old when he became king and he reigned 55 years (II Kings 21:1). Menasseh did much evil during his long reign. He restored the high places which his father had torn down and he also built altars for Baal worship. However, toward the later part of his reign he was taken captive to Babylon but he sought the Lord and God restored him to the kingdom and Menasseh repented of his many sins and evil practices.