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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Jehoiachin

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Jehoiachin (je-hoi'a-kĭn), whom Jehovah has appointed. Jeconiah, 1 Chronicles 3:17; Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24; Jeconias, R. V. "Jechoniah." Matthew 1:12. Son and successor of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, b.c. 598. 2 Kings 24:8. In his brief reign Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem and carried the king and royal family, the chief men of the nation, and great treasures, unto Babylon. 2 Kings 24:6-16. Jehoiachin merited this punishment. Jeremiah 22:24-30. For 37 years he was a captive, but Evil-merodach liberated him and made him share the royal bounty and be head of all the captive kings in Babylon.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Jehoiachin'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/j/jehoiachin.html. 1893.

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