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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Jehoiachin

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JEHOIACHIN , king of Judah, ascended the throne when Nebuchadrezzar was on the march to punish the rebellion of Jehoiakim. On the approach of the Chaldæan army, the young king surrendered and was carried away to Babylon ( 2 Kings 24:8 ff.). His reign had lasted only three months, but his confinement in Babylon extended until the death of Nebuchadrezzar thirty-seven years. Ezekiel, who seems to have regarded him as the rightful king of Judah even in captivity, pronounced a dirge over him ( 2 Kings 19:1 ff.). At the accession of Evil-merodach he was freed from durance, and received a daily allowance from the palace ( 2 Kings 25:27 f.). Jeremiah gives his name in Jeremiah 24:1 , Jeremiah 27:20 , Jeremiah 28:4 , Jeremiah 29:2 as Jeconiah , and in Jeremiah 22:28 Jeremiah 22:28 , Jeremiah 37:1 as Coniah . In 1Es 1:43 he is called Joakim , in Bar 1:3; Bar 1:9 Jechonias , and in Matthew 1:11-12 Jechoniah .

H. P. Smith.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Jehoiachin'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/j/jehoiachin.html. 1909.

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