Regnal Years of Babylonian Kings During Occupation of Jerusalem

Timeline Overview Table

This chart summarizes the Watch Tower Society quotes collected and presented elsewhere (http://quotes.watchtower.ca/607bce.htm). Please refer to that page for verification of the kingly succession and regnal years presented below.

Remember: for BCE dates, going backwards in time means the numbers get bigger (i.e. counting backwards in time: 3 CE, 2 CE, 1 CE, 1 BCE, 2 BCE, 3 BCE, ... 539 BCE, 540 BCE, 541 BCE, etc.)

Summary of Babylonian kings reigning over Jerusalem

Calendar Year Nabonidus:
17 yrs
Labashi-Marduk:
< 9 months
Neriglissar:
4 yrs
Evil-Merodach
2 yrs
Nebuchadnezzar II
43 yrs
539 BCE 17
540 16
541 15
542 14
543 13
544 12
545 11
546 10
547 9
548 8
549 7
550 6
551 5
552 4
553 3
554 2
555 1
556 0 (accession year) less than 9 months 4
557 3
558 2
559 1
560 0 (accession year) 2
561 1
562 0 (accession year) 43
563 42
564 41
565 40
566 39
567 38
568 37
569 36
570 35
571 34
572 33
573 32
574 31
575 30
576 29
577 28
578 27
579 26
580 25
581 24
582 23
583 22
584 21
585 20
586 19
587 18*
588 17
589 16
590 15
591 14
592 13
592 12
594 11
595 10
596 9
597 8
598 7
599 6
600 5
601 4
602 3
603 2
604 1
605 BCE 0 (accession year)

* Watch Tower Society and "wordly scholars and historians" agree that Nebuchadnezzar II conquered Jerusalem during his 18th regnal year. Therefore, according to Watch Tower Society's chronology of the kings of Babylon and the lengths of their reigns, Nebuchadnezzar II conquered Jerusalem in the year 587 BCE (i.e. not 607 BCE).