There were four kings after Josiah. Their names were Jehoaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah. A person named Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon besieged Jerusalem because Jehoiakim refused to pay tribute. His son took over after his father died. His son was Jehoiachin and did evil in the sight of the Lord and surrendered to Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar deported 10,000 residents including Jehoiachin and his family. Nebuchadnezzar took his uncle and renamed him Zedekiah and made him king.

   Jedekiah also refused to pay tribute and Nebuchadnezzar finally destroyed the city. Some ways he did that was destroying all the walls, he killed Zedekiah’s children, he poked Zedekiah’s eyes out, and he took him as prisoner, and one day, he was in prison he died.

   Judah was captured 70 years. One night there was a party and a hand appeared writing on the wall. A person named Daniel read the words and then said that the Persians would capture the Babylonians. That night it happened. The new king of Persia let Judah go home.