"the captain of the guard," in rank next to the king, who appears prominent in directing affairs at the capture of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:8-20; Jer. 39:11; 40:2-5). He showed kindness toward Jeremiah, as commanded by Nebuchadnezzar (40:1). Five years after this he again came to Jerusalem and carried captive seven hundred and forty-five more Jews.
Moreover he had to decide between the two alternatives offered him by nebuzaradan.
Four years later nebuzaradan could still find seven hundred and forty-five Jews to carry away to Babylon.
This suspense was ended when nebuzaradan arrived and proceeded to burn the city.