It was one of the last cities that resisted Nebuchadnezzar (Jer.
13,14), the troublous reign of Manasseh, the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, have found each its supporters.
119 and in Nebuchadnezzar,- col.
15, where we read "of the destruction of Nineveh, which Nebuchadnezzar and Ahasuerus took captive."
As my bricks had been in a chimney before, though I did not read the name of Nebuchadnezzar on them, I picked out as many fireplace bricks as I could find, to save work and waste, and I filled the spaces between the bricks about the fireplace with stones from the pond shore, and also made my mortar with the white sand from the same place.