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The whole book of Jeremiah talks about how Jerusalem was captured by the babylonians. than in chapt 52 it talks about how Jerusalem was captured by babylon = was it captured a second time? I dont understand what is going on          THank you

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Greetings Peter,

Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, was also a Babylonian citizen, meaning that he lived in Babylon.  The same can be said for someone that is a citizen of Texas, it means that the person living in Texas is a Texan.

When Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian armies  surrounded Jerusalem (Jeremiah 52:4) it was one king and his armies representing the one kingdom of Babylon that was attacking Jerusalem and Judah (Jeremiah 52:3) and not two different kingdoms.  A Babylonian is someone from Babylon.
Note: What is left Babylon is located in what is now Iraq.

The entire book of Jeremiah is an example and a warning to nations and people of what will happen to them if they reject God's way of life. It also applies to everyone today.  Many countries in the world, including the United States, are also facing the same problems that the country of Judah and its capitol of Jerusalem were facing then.

Hope this answer has helped.  Please check out the following web site: thechurchofgodinamerica.com for more information on God's way of life.  If you have additional questions please let us know.  We are always happy to help.
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