2 Chronicles 36:21
tn Heb “to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah.”
tn Or “accepted.”
tn Heb “all the days of the desolation it rested to fulfill the seventy years.”
sn Cyrus’ edict (see vv. 22–23) occurred about fifty years after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 b.c., which is most naturally understood as the beginning point of the “days of desolation” mentioned in v. 21. The number “seventy” is probably used in a metaphorical sense, indicating a typical lifetime and suggesting a thorough or complete judgment that would not be lifted until an entirely new generation emerged.