2 Kings 24:8-17 and 2 Chronicles 36:8-10. King Jehoiachin, 19th king of Judah, was 18 years old when he succeeded his father Jehoiakim to the throne. He ruled for 3 months and ten days. King Jehoiachin was evil in God’s eyes. Jehoiachin was deposed to Babylon where he died of old age. Judah has not had an independent king as a ruler since and there will not be an independent king until the Messiah comes to rule his people.
In the eighth year of the reign, King Nebuchadnezzar, taking a lot of prisoners, also took articles of value from the temple of the Lord.
King Nebuchadnezzar had earlier taken the land of the king of Egypt.
Jehoiachin in Hebrew means: God will establish.
King Jehoiachin the 19th king of Judah
24:6Jehoiakim died, as didc his ancestors, and his son Jehoiachin became king in his place. 7The king of Egypt did not leave his territory again, because the king of Babylon had taken everything that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Wadi of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
Jehoiachin Becomes King
8Jehoiachin became king at the age of eighteen years, and he reigned for three months in Jerusalem. His mother was named Hausa. She was the daughter of Elzaphan of Jerusalem. 9He practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, just as his ancestors had done. 10At that time, the servants of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked Jerusalem and the city was placed under siege. 11King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came up against the city, along with his servants, who besieged it. 12King Jehoiachin of Judah surrendered to the king of Babylon (as did his mother, his servants, his princes, and his officers) during the eighth year of his reign.
Jerusalem’s Citizens are Sent into Exile
13Nebuchadnezzar carried off from there all of the treasures of the LORD’s Temple, along with the treasures in the king’s palace. He cut into pieces all the gold vessels in the LORD’s Temple that King Solomon of Israel had made, just as the LORD had said would happen. 14Then Nebuchadnezzar sent away into exile all of Jerusalem—all the captains, all the valiant soldiers, 10,000 captives, and all of the craftsmen and ironworkers. Nobody remained except the poorest people of the land. 15He sent Jehoiachin into exile to Babylon, along with the king’s mother, the king’s wives, his officials, and the leading men of the land. He took them into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16All 7,000 of the most valiant soldiers and 1,000 of the craftsmen and ironworkers—all physically fit and trained for battle—were brought by the king of Babylon into exile in Babylon.
17The king of Babylon installed Jehoiachin’s uncle Mattaniah as king in his place and then changed his name to Zedekiah.
2 Kings 24:6—17
Also read 2 Chronicles 36:8-10.
Other modules in this unit:
- King Rehoboam the 1st king of Judah
- King Abijah or Abijam the 2nd king of Judah
- King Asa the 3rd and a Good King of Judah
- King Jehoshaphat the 4th and a Good King of Judah
- King Jehoram the 5th King of Judah
- King Ahaziah the 6th King of Judah
- Queen Athaliah the 7th King of Judah
- Joash the 8th King of Judah
- King Amaziah the 9th and a Good King of Judah
- King Azariah the 10th and a good King of Judah
- King Jotham the 11th and a good King of Judah
- King Ahaz the 12th King of Judah
- King Hezekiah was the 13th and a Good King of Judah
- King Manasseh the 14th King of Judah
- King Amon the 15th King of Judah
- King Josiah the 16th and a good King of Judah
- King Jehoahaz the 17th King of Judah
- King Jehoiakim the 18th King of Judah
- King Jehoiachin the 19th King of Judah
- King Zedekiah the 20th and last King of Judah
- Questions 1-20
- The 20 Kings of Judah who ruled between – 931BC-586BC=345 years
- Timeline of the Kings of Judah
- Next Module – Kings of Israel