The fall of Jerusalem is recorded in Ezekiel, the Lamentations of Jeremiah and Obadiah for our purposes in reading chronologically.
It took him 20 years to destroy the city because of complications with tribute money and Judah allying herself with Egypt. But he eventually destroyed the city.
Ezekiel is a young prophet working among the exiles in Babylon. He is God's witness, for 22 years, in the midst of captivity, as a captive himself, reminding them of why they were here.
It is a book of the times, and how God deals with the Jewish people and His promise to restore them to their land after 70 years - not one day before or one day after.
His ministry was one of realism as he told the captives that Jerusalem was destroyed and they were not to get their hopes up for an early return.
In captivity, God gave him many visions. In 1:1 it is recorded "While I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God." Visions of the cherubim, God's glory, godlessness in Judah, the burning vine and the valley of dry bones.
While Ezekiel lived and ministered amongst the captives, Daniel did so as well but in the courts of Babylon. Ezekiel's message was similar to that of Jeremiah, who he had listened to while in Jerusalem.
Lamentations is a book of poetry - five distinct poems as the poet Jeremiah weeps over the sins of the people and the destruction of Jerusalem. In the midst of the sorrow, the sun begins to shine again turning despair to joy and beauty for ashes. There is hope for the future!
Obadiah is only 21 verses long with two themes - the doom of the proud and rebellious, and the deliverance of the meek and humble. In the beginning of his book we read these ominous words, "On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them."
This refers to Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of Jerusalem.
The book closes with a promise of deliverance for Zion. " But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy and the house of Jacob will possess its inheritance." This is a gem for the return of the Jews to their land and the re-establishing of the Jewish State.
Let's look next at the life of Daniel.