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    Neb·u·chad·nez·zar II
    /ˌneb(y)əkədˌnezər T͟Həˈsekənd/
    • 1. (c. 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 neighboring 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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