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1 He was deposed in 623 BCE by an Assyrian general (turtanu) named Sin-shumu-lishir (623–622 BCE), who was also declared king of Babylon.

2 Sin-shar-ishkun (622–612 BCE), the brother of Ashur-etil-ilani, took back the throne of empire from Sin-shumu-lishir in 622 BCE, but was then himself faced with unremitting rebellion against his rule by his own people.

3 If this is a reference to Ezekiel's age at the time, he was born around 622 BCE, about the time of Josiah's reforms, and shortly after the call of Jeremiah to a prophetic ministry around 626 BCE.