2 Kings 241 Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelling against him, procures his own ruin.5 Jehoiachin succeeds him.7 The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon.8 Jehoiachin's evil reign.10 Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon.17 Zedekiah is made king, and reigns ill, unto the utter destruction of Judah. his days.17:5; 2Ch 36:6-21; Jer 25:1,9; 46:2; Da 1:1Nebuchadnezzar.This prince, so famous in the writings of the prophets, was the son of Nabopollasar king of Babylon. the Lord.6:23; 13:20,21; De 28:49,50; 2Ch 33:11; Job 1:17; Isa 7:17; 13:5Jer 35:11; Eze 19:8according.20:17; 21:12-14; 23:27; Isa 6:11,12; Jer 25:9; 26:6,20; 32:28Mic 3:12his. Heb. the hand of his. Surely.18:25; Ge 50:20; 2Ch 24:24; 25:16; Isa 10:5,6; 45:7; 46:10,11Am 3:6remove them.23:26,27; Le 26:33-35; De 4:26,27; 28:63; 29:28; Jos 23:15Jer 15:1-4; Mic 2:10for the sins.21:2-11; Ex 20:5 for the innocent.21:16; Nu 35:33; De 19:10; Jer 2:34; 19:4he filled.Ps 106:38which.Jer 15:1,2; La 3:42; Eze 33:25 the rest.2Ch 36:8; Jer 22:13-17; 26:1-36:32 A.M. 3405. B.C. 599. sleptAs Jehoiakim was "buried with the burial of an ass," by being "drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem," without internment, the expression "slept with his fathers," can only mean that the died, or slept the sleep of death. In the East, a body exposed during the night would be a prey to wild animals; if any of it were left till the morning, the carnivorous birds would devour it. 2Ch 36:6,8; Jer 22:18,19; 36:30Jehoiachin.As this man reigned only three months, and was a mere vassal of the king of Babylon, his reign is scarcely reckoned; and therefore Jeremiah (ch. 31:30) says of Jehoiakim, "he shall have none to sit upon the throne of David." the king.Jer 37:5-7; 46:2from the river.Ge 15:18; Nu 34:5; Jos 15:4; 1Ki 4:21; Isa 27:12 Jehoiachin.1Ch 3:16; Jer 24:1Jeconiah.Jer 22:24,28; 37:1Coniah.Mt 1:11,12Jechonias.eighteen years.In the parallel place, he is said to be only eight years old; but this must be a mistake, for we find that having reigned only three months, he was carried captive to Babylon, and there had wives; and had he been of such a tender age, it could scarcely have been said that, as a king, "he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord." 2Ch 36:9 9 At that time.Da 1:1,2was besieged. Heb. came into siege.25:2 11 Jehoiachin.2Ch 36:10; Jer 24:1; 29:1,2; 38:17,18; Eze 17:12officers. or, eunuchs. took him.25:27; Jer 52:28,31eigth year."Nebuchadnezzar's eighth year." Jer 25:1; 52:28 he carried.20:17; Isa 39:6; Jer 20:5and cut.25:13-15; Ezr 1:7-11; Jer 27:16-21; 28:3,4,6; Da 5:2,3which Solomon.1Ki 7:48-50; 2Ch 4:7-22 all.That is, all the chief men, the nobles, and the artificers. Among these were 7,000 mighty men, and 1,000 craftsmen and smiths. Jerusalem.2Ch 36:9,10; Jer 24:1-5; 52:28; Eze 1:1,2craftsmen. So1Sa 23:19-22the poorest sort.25:12; Jer 39:10; 40:7; 52:16; Eze 17:14 he carried.8; 2Ch 36:10; Es 2:6; Jer 22:24-28officers. or, eunuchs. seven thousand.Jer 29:2; 52:28 the king.2Ch 36:10,11; Jer 37:1; 52:1his father's brother.He was son of Josiah, brother to Jehoiakim, and uncle of Jehoiachin. 1Ch 3:15,16; 2Ch 36:10changed.The change of name was to shew Nebuchadnezzar's supremacy, and that Zedekiah was only his vassal or viceroy. The custom of changing names, we are assured by travellers, still exists in the East. 23:34; 2Ch 36:4 A.M. 3405-3416. B.C. 599-588. Zedekiah.2Ch 36:11; Jer 37:1; 52:1-11Hamutal.23:31 And he did.23:37; 2Ch 36:12; Jer 24:8; 37:1-38:28; Eze 21:25 through.22:17; Ex 9:14-17; De 2:30; Isa 19:11-14; 1Co 1:20; 2Th 2:9-11Zedekiah.2Ch 36:13; Jer 27:12-15; 38:17-21; Eze 17:15-20
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