This was a dark time in Judah’s history. Her people had worshipping false God’s and sacrificing their children to the false God’s in order to benefit financially. They had become apostate. Which means to turn away from ones faith or beliefs. As a result, God was going to allow Judah’s enemies to conquer the kingdom and take them into captivity. However, God will still preserve his people. 600 years later a light a hope would be born into this kingdom.