What does Zedekiah mean in the Bible?

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צִדְקִיָּ֖הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 12
צִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 9
צִדְקִיָּ֔הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 4
צִדְקִיָּ֜הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 4
צִדְקִיָּֽהוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 4
צִדְקִיָּ֨הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 3
צִדְקִיָּ֥ה the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 3
צִדְקִיָּ֗הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 3
צִדְקִיָּ֛הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 2
צִדְקִיָּ֣ה the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 2
צִדְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 2
צִדְקִיָּ֥הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 2
צִדְקִיָּ֤הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
צִדְקִיָּהוּ֮ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
לְצִדְקִיָּ֔הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
לְצִדְקִיָּ֨הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
צִדְקִיָּ֡הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
כְּצִדְקִיָּ֣הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
צִדְקִיָּ֑הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
וְצִדְקִיָּ֥הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
וְצִדְקִיָּ֙הוּ֙ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
לְצִדְקִיָּ֖הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
צִדְקִיָּ֤ה the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
לְצִדְקִיָּ֥הוּ the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1
וְצִדְקִיָּֽה the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity. / false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel. / son of Maaseiah 1

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   1 the last king of Judah renamed from ‘Mattaniah’ by Nebuchadnezzar; son of Josiah by wife Hamutal; placed on the throne by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried his nephew Jehoiakim in captivity.
   2 false prophet at the court of king Ahab of the northern kingdom of Israel.
   3 son of Maaseiah, a false prophet in Babylon.
   4 son of Hananiah, one of the princes of Judah in the time of Jeremiah.
   5 a priest who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah.
   6 son of king Jehoiakim of Judah.
   Additional Information: Zedekiah = “Jehovah is righteous”.
   

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Zedekiah
Zedekiah (zĕd'e-kî'ah), justice of Jehovah. 1. The last king of Judah, the son of Josiah, and the uncle of Jehoiachin. His proper name was Mattaniah, but Nebuchadnezzar changed it to Zedekiah when raising him to the throne. He commenced his reign at twenty-one, and reigned eleven years, 598-588 b.c. 2 Chronicles 36:11. He was a weak man, and the people were completely demoralized. In the ninth year of his reign he revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, in consequence of which the Assyrian monarch marched his army into Judæa and took all the fortified places. In the eleventh year of his reign, on the ninth day of the fourth month (July), Jerusalem was taken. The king and his people endeavored to escape by night, but, the Chaldæan troops pursuing them, they were overtaken in the plain of Jericho. Zedekiah was seized and carried to Nebuchadnezzar, then at Riblah, in Syria, who reproached him with his perfidy, caused all his children to be slain before his face and his own eyes to be put out, and then, loading him with chains of brass, ordered him to be sent to Babylon. 2 Kings 25:1-11; Jeremiah 32:4-5; 2 Chronicles 36:20. Thus the double prophecy concerning him—that he should be carried to Babylon, but never see it—was literally fulfilled. 2 Chronicles 36:12; Jeremiah 34:3; comp. Ezekiel 12:13. 2. A false prophet in the reign of Ahab. 1 Kings 22:11; 1 Kings 22:24-25; 2 Chronicles 18:10; 2 Chronicles 18:23-24. There are four persons of this name mentioned in the Bible.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Zedekiah
ZEDEKIAH . 1 . Son of Chenaanah, and one of Ahab’s four hundred court prophets ( 1 Kings 22:11 ; 1 Kings 22:24-25 , 2 Chronicles 18:10 ; 2 Chronicles 18:23-24 ). 2 . A prophet deported to Babylon with Jehoiachin. He and another, named Ahab , are denounced by Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 29:21-23 ) for gross immorality as well as for falsely prophesying a speedy restoration from Babylon. It was probably their action as political agitators that brought on them the cruel punishment of being roasted in the fire by order of Nebuchadrezzar. 3 . Son of Hananiah, one of the princes in the reign of Jehoiakim ( Jeremiah 36:12 ). 4 . A signatory to the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:1 ). 5. See next article.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
1. The name given by Nebuchadnezzar to Mattaniah, son of Josiah, whom he set on the throne of Judah. Zedekiah reigned eleven years, B.C. 599-588, and was the last king of Judah. His reign was evil; he did not humble himself before the prophet Jeremiah, and profaned the name of Jehovah by breaking his oath to the king of Babylon. The chief priests and the people also transgressed greatly. On Zedekiah revolting from Nebuchadnezzar, he formed an alliance with Egypt (cf. Ezekiel 17:3-20 ); but Egypt was defeated, and then Nebuchadnezzar pushed on the siege of Jerusalem.
Zedekiah was many times warned by Jeremiah against his course, and was advised to submit to Babylon; but for this Jeremiah was persecuted by the princes of Judah. When the city was taken, Zedekiah, with his wives and children, attempted to escape, but he was captured. Two prophecies respecting him are remarkable: one that he shall speak with the king of Babylon, and "his eyes shall behold his eyes," Jeremiah 32:4 ; and the other that "he shall be brought to Babylon, yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there." Ezekiel 12:13 . And thus it came to pass: on being carried before Nebuchadnezzar at Riblah, his sons were slain before his face, then his eyes were put out, and he was carried to Babylon. 2 Kings 24:17,20 ; 2 Kings 25:2,7 ; 1 Chronicles 3:15 ; 2 Chronicles 36:10,11 ; Jeremiah 1:3 ; Jeremiah 21:1-7 ; Jeremiah 24:8 ; Jeremiah 27:3,12 ; Jeremiah 28:1 ; Jeremiah 29:3 ; Jeremiah 32:1-5 ; Jeremiah 34:2-21 ; Jeremiah 37 — Jeremiah 39 ; Jeremiah 44:30 ; Jeremiah 49:34 ; Jeremiah 51:59 ; Jeremiah 52:1-11 .
2. Son of Chenaanah: he was a false prophet, and an adviser of Ahab. He arrogantly smote Micaiah in the face and asked, "Which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?" Micaiah told him his question would be answered when he went into an inner chamber to hide himself. 1 Kings 22:11,24 ; 2 Chronicles 18:10,23 .
3. Son of Jeconiah, or Jehoiachin, king of Judah. 1 Chronicles 3:16 .
4. Son of Maaseiah: he was a false prophet in Babylon among the captives: with Ahab he was burnt to death. Jeremiah 29:21,22 .
5. Son of Hananiah and a prince of Judah. Jeremiah 36:12 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
Righteousness of Jehovah.
The last king of Judah. He was the third son of Josiah, and his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, and hence he was the brother of Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31 ; 24:17,18 ). His original name was Mattaniah; but when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne as the successor to Jehoiachin he changed his name to Zedekiah. The prophet Jeremiah was his counsellor, yet "he did evil in the sight of the Lord" (2 Kings 24:19,20 ; Jeremiah 52:2,3 ). He ascended the throne at the age of twenty-one years. The kingdom was at that time tributary to Nebuchadnezzar; but, despite the strong remonstrances of Jeremiah and others, as well as the example of Jehoiachin, he threw off the yoke of Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Hophra, king of Egypt. This brought up Nebuchadnezzar, "with all his host" (2King 25:1), against Jerusalem. During this siege, which lasted about eighteen months, "every worst woe befell the devoted city, which drank the cup of God's fury to the dregs" (2 Kings 25:3 ; Lamentations 4:4,5,10 ). The city was plundered and laid in ruins. Zedekiah and his followers, attempting to escape, were made captive and taken to Riblah. There, after seeing his own children put to death, his own eyes were put out, and, being loaded with chains, he was carried captive (B.C. 588) to Babylon (2 Kings 25:1-7 ; 2 Chronicles 36:12 ; Jeremiah 32:4,5 ; 34:2,3 ; 39:1-7 ; 52:4-11 ; Ezekiel 12:12 ), where he remained a prisoner, how long is unknown, to the day of his death. After the fall of Jerusalem, Nebuzaraddan was sent to carry out its complete destruction. The city was razed to the ground. Only a small number of vinedressers and husbandmen were permitted to remain in the land (Jeremiah 52:16 ). Gedaliah, with a Chaldean guard stationed at Mizpah, ruled over Judah (2 Kings 25:22,24 ; Jeremiah 40:1,2,5,6 ).
The son of Chenaanah, a false prophet in the days of Ahab (1 Kings 22:11,24 ; 2 Chronicles 18:10,23 ).
The son of Hananiah, a prince of Judah in the days of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12 ).
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
The most important of several biblical characters named Zedekiah was the man who became the last king of Judah. Others who bore the name Zedekiah were a prophet in the court of Ahab (1 Kings 2:11; 1 Kings 2:24), an administrator in the government of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12), a son of Jehoiakim (1 Chronicles 3:16) and a false prophet among the Jewish captives in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:21-23).
King of Judah
Zedekiah the king was the third son of Josiah to sit upon the throne of Judah. He was known also as Mattaniah (2 Kings 23:30; 2 Kings 23:34; 2 Kings 24:17). The king of Babylonian appointed him king after the former king and all Judah’s best people had been taken captive to Babylon (in 597 BC; 2 Kings 24:10-17). Little is known of the early part of Zedekiah’s reign, except that in his fourth year he paid a visit to Babylon (Jeremiah 51:59).
With all Jerusalem’s best administrators now captive in Babylon, Zedekiah’s government was immature and weak. His officials encouraged him to seek help from Egypt and rebel against Babylon. Jeremiah, who had been bringing God’s message to Judah for more than thirty years, opposed this policy. He warned that it would lead only to the horrors of siege and destruction. He advised the people to submit to Babylon, and so at least soften the judgment that was to fall upon them (2 Kings 24:18-20; 2 Chronicles 36:11-14; Jeremiah 27:1; Jeremiah 27:12-15).
Zedekiah, however, followed the advice of the pro-Egypt party and rebelled against Babylon. As a result he brought upon Jerusalem the besieging armies of Babylon (2 Kings 24:20 b; 25:1; Jeremiah 32:1-2). When he asked Jeremiah to pray that God would remove the Babylonians, Jeremiah replied that God would not remove them. The time of Jerusalem’s judgment had come. Jeremiah advised that it would be better to surrender and be taken captive to Babylon than to resist and die in the siege (Jeremiah 21:1-10). He also warned Zedekiah of the judgment to fall on him personally (Jeremiah 34:1-7).
When Egypt came to Jerusalem’s aid, Babylon lifted the siege temporarily, but Jeremiah warned Zedekiah that Babylon would return and crush both Egypt and Judah (Jeremiah 37:1-10). Meanwhile in Babylon, Ezekiel likewise warned of the increased suffering that Zedekiah’s rebellion against Babylon would bring upon Jerusalem (Ezekiel 17:12-21).
Back in Jerusalem, the pro-Egypt party accused Jeremiah of being a traitor and had him imprisoned. The weak Zedekiah easily gave in to Jeremiah’s opponents (Jeremiah 37:15; Jeremiah 38:5-6), but then was just as easily persuaded by a friend of Jeremiah to change his mind (Jeremiah 38:7-10). Zedekiah had secret meetings with Jeremiah in the hope of receiving better news, but Jeremiah merely repeated his former announcements (Jeremiah 37:16-21; Jeremiah 38:14-28).
After eighteen months of siege, the Babylonian army broke through the walls of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:1-4; Jeremiah 39:1-3). Zedekiah tried to escape by night, but enemy soldiers quickly captured him. They then executed his sons in front of him, blinded him and took him in chains to Babylon, where later he died (2 Kings 25:4-7; Ezekiel 12:10-13; Ezekiel 21:25-27
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Zedekiah
The Lord is my justice; the justice of the Lord
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Zedekiah
There are several of this name in Scripture; and it is no wonder, being a compound of Zedek, justice—and Jah, Lord. The Lord is my judge. And how very blessed is such a name, considered with an eye to Christ, the justifier of his redeemed!
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
1. Judah's last king, 599 to 588 B.C. (See JEREMIAH.) Youngest son of Josiah and Hamutal (Jeremiah 1:3; Jeremiah 37:1), brother to Jehoahaz (2 Kings 24:17-18; 2 Kings 23:31). Ten years old when his father died, 21 when he mounted the throne. Originally named Mattaniah; Nebuchadnezzar changed his name to Zedekiah when he deposed Zedekiah's nephew Jehoiachin. This proves that Nebuchadnezzar treated his vassal kindly, allowing him to choose a new name (Zedekiah is Hebrew, "righteousness of Jehovah") and confirming it as a mark of his supremacy; this name was to be the pledge of his righteously keeping his covenant with Nebuchadnezzar who made him swear by God (Ezekiel 17:12-16; 2 Chronicles 36:13).
In 1 Chronicles 3:15 Johanan is oldest, then Jehoiakim, Zedekiah is third in order, Shallum fourth, because Jehoiakim and Zedekiah reigned longer, namely, 11 years each; therefore Shallum, though king before Jehoiakim, is put last; on the other hand Zedekiah and Shallum were both sons of Hamutal, therefore put together. Had Zedekiah kept his oath of fealty he would have been safe, though dependent. But weak, vacillating, and treacherous, he brought ruin on his country and on himself. It was through the anger of Jehovah against Judah that Zedekiah was given up to his own rebellious devices, "stiffening his neck and hardening his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel" who warned him by Jeremiah; like Pharaoh of old (2 Chronicles 36:12-13), he would "not humble himself" (Jeremiah 38:5; Jeremiah 39:1-7; Jeremiah 52:1-11; and Jeremiah 21; 24; 27; 28; 29; 32; 33; 34; 37; 38).
In Jeremiah 27:1 read "Zedekiah" for "Jehoiakim" with Syriac, Arabic, and one of Kennicott's manuscripts (compare Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 27:12; and Jeremiah 28:1, "in the fourth year ... of the reign of Zedekiah") The kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon sent ambassadors in his fourth year to urge Zedekiah to conspire with them against Nebuchadnezzar. But Jeremiah symbolized the futility of the attempt by sending "yokes" back by the ambassadors. Hananiah, who broke the yoke off Jeremiah's neck, died that year according to the Lord's sentence by Jeremiah. Baruch (Baruch 1:8) represents Zedekiah as having caused silver vessels to be made to replace the golden ones carried off by Nebuchadnezzar; possibly this may have been owing to the impression made on Zedekiah by Hananiah's death.
In his eighth year (Josephus Ant. 10:7, Section 3) Zedekiah actually leagued with Egypt in treacherous violation of his compact with Nebuchadnezzar. But evidently (Jeremiah 27-28) Zedekiah had been secretly plotting before, in his fourth year; in that year he had gone to Babylon to allay Nebuchadnezzar's suspicion (Jeremiah 51:59), and also sent messengers to Babylon (Jeremiah 37:5-11; Jeremiah 34:21; Ezekiel 17:13-20). Zedekiah disregarded Jehovah's words by Jeremiah, notwithstanding the warning given in Jeconiah's punishment. Still while the issue between the Chaldaeans and Pharaoh Hophra was undecided, he sent begging Jeremiah, Pray now unto the Lord our God for us.
Nebuchadnezzar on learning Zedekiah's treachery had sent a Chaldaean army which reduced all Judaea except Jerusalem, Lachish, and Azekah (Jeremiah 34). Zedekiah had in consequence induced the princes and people to manumit their Hebrew bond servants. But when Pharaoh Hophra compelled the Chaldaeans to raise the siege of Jerusalem, the princes and people in violation of the covenant enslaved their Hebrew servants again. So God by Jeremiah gave the enslavers a "liberty" (Jeremiah 34:17) fatal to them, manumission from God's free service (Psalms 119:45; John 8:36; 2 Corinthians 3:17), to pass under the bondage of the sword, pestilence, and famine.
Then followed Jeremiah's attempt to escape to his native place and his arrest. Zedekiah sent and took him out of prison, and asked, Is there any word from the Lord? to which the prophet, without regard to his personal interests, replied, "there is, for thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon." Zedekiah showed his sense of Jeremiah's faithfulness by ordering bread to be given him out of the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was spent (Proverbs 28:23; Psalms 37:19). However, in consequence of his prophesying death to those that remained in the city and life to those who should go forth to the Chaldaeans, who had returned to the siege in the tenth month of Zedekiah's ninth year (Jeremiah 52:4), Jeremiah was again imprisoned. Zedekiah was too weak to resist, but answered his princes "the king is not he that can do anything against you."
At Ebedmelech's intercession Zedekiah rescued him, and again consulted him. Again Jeremiah told him his only hope was in going forth to the Chaldaeans. But Zedekiah was afraid lest the Chaldaeans should give him up to Jewish deserters, who would treat him ignominiously. Jeremiah told him in reply that, by not going forth, he should bring burning upon the city, and upon himself the very evil he feared if he went forth, ignominious treatment from not only the deserters but the very women of the palace (Jeremiah 38). So afraid was Zedekiah of his princes that he imposed on Jeremiah a subterfuge, concealing the real purpose of his interview from the princes. The terrible concomitants of a siege soon followed (Jeremiah 38:9), so that mothers boiled and ate the flesh of their own infants (Lamentations 4:5; Lamentations 4:8; Lamentations 4:10) and the visage of their nobles was blacker than coal, their skin clave to their bones and became withered.
On the ninth day of the fourth month in the middle of July (Josephus) after a year and a half's siege (from the tenth month of the ninth year to the fourth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah) about midnight a breach was made in the wall The Babylonian princes took their seats in state in the middle gate, between the upper and the lower city. Zedekiah fled in the opposite direction, namely, southwards, with muffled face to escape recognition, and like one digging through a wall to escape (Ezekiel 12:12; Ezekiel 12:6), between the two walls on the E. and W. sides of the Tyropoeon valley, by a street issuing at the gate above the royal gardens and the fountain of Siloam. Zedekiah was overtaken in the plains of Jericho. He was taken for judgment to Riblah at the upper end of Lebanon; there Nebuchadnezzar first killed his sons before his eyes, then caused the eyes of Zedekiah to be "dug out" (Jeremiah 39; Jeremiah 52:4-11).
Thus were fulfilled the seemingly inconsistent prophecies, "his eyes shall behold his eyes," Jeremiah 32:4, and Ezekiel 12:13 "he shall not see Babylon, though he shall die there." Zedekiah was put "in prison," literally, "the house of visitations" or "punishments," where there was penal work enforced on the prisoners, as grinding, from whence Septuagint reads "in the house of the mill." So Samson "did grind" (Judges 16:21). He probably died before Evil Merodach, successor of Nebuchadnezzar, treated kindly Jehoiachin in the 37th year of his captivity, 26 years after the fall of Jerusalem; for no mention is made of him (Jeremiah 52:31).
2. Son of Chenaanah. (See MICAIAH, son of Imlah). 1 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 18. He is distinguished by Jehoshaphat ("is there not here besides a prophet of Jehovah, that we might inquire of him?") from Jehovah's prophets. Zedekiah therefore was one of the "400 prophets of the GROVES" , (Asheerah Ashtaroth) who apparently were not slain when Elijah slew the 450 prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:19; 1 Kings 18:22; 1 Kings 18:24), or rather a prophet of the calves symbolizing "Jehovah," for they spoke in Jehovah's name (1 Kings 22:8). Compare as to his assumption of horns Amos 6:13. Josephus adds (Ant. 8:15, section 3) that Zedekiah denounced Micaiah as contradicting Elijah, who foretold that dogs should lick up Ahab's blood in the vineyard of Naboth of Jezreel; and defied Micaiah to wither the hand with which he smote his cheek, as the prophet from Judah had done to Jeroboam.
3. Son of Maaseiah, a false prophet in Babylon, among the captives with Jeconiah. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:21-22; Jeremiah 29:25) denounces him for adultery and lying prophecies, buoying up the captives with delusive promises of a speedy restoration. A proverbial formula of cursing should be taken up by all the captives, "Jehovah make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire!" (Isaiah 65:15.) Brother of Zephaniah.
4. Son of Hananiah. One of the princes assembled in the scribes' chamber when Micaiah announced that Baruch had read Jeremiah's words to the people (Jeremiah 36:12). He was not much better than his father, who died by God's visitation (Jeremiah 28:10-17).
5. Son of Jeconiah (1 Chronicles 3:16).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
(zehd eh ki' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh is my righteousness” or “Yahweh is my salvation.” 1. False prophet who advised King Ahab to fight against Ramoth-gilead, assuring the king of victory (1 Kings 22:1 ). His prophecy conflicted with that of Micaiah, who predicted defeat. When Micaiah stated that God had put a lying spirit in the mouths of Zedekiah and his band of prophets, Zedekiah struck Micaiah on the cheek. Micaiah forecast that Zedekiah would feel the brunt of God's Spirit, but the text does not tell what became of the false prophet. See Micaiah ; Prophet, False.
2. Last king of Judah (596-586 B.C.). Zedekiah was made king in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (2 Kings 24:17 ). When he rebelled, the Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem and destroyed it. Zedekiah was taken to Riblah along with his family. At Riblah he witnessed the executions of his sons before his own eyes were blinded (2 Kings 25:7 ). Then Zedekiah was taken to Babylon. He apparently died in captivity. See Israel .
3. Son either of Jehoiakim or Jeconiah (1 Chronicles 3:16 ), the Hebrew text being unclear at this point. 4. Signer of Nehemiah's covenant (1 Chronicles 10:1 ), spelled Zidkijah by KJV:5. Prophet who promised quick hope to Exiles in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:21 ). Jeremiah pronounced God's judgment on him. 6. Royal official in Jeremiah's day (Jeremiah 36:12 ).
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Zedekiah
or MATTANIAH, was the last king of Judah before the captivity of Babylon. He was the son of Josiah, and uncle to Jehoiachin his predecessor, Deuteronomy 15:1-22 ; 2 Kings 24:19 . When Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem, he carried Jehoiachin to Babylon, with his wives, children, officers, and the best artificers in Judea, and put in his place his uncle Mattaniah, whose name he changed into Zedekiah, and made him promise, with an oath, that he would continue in fidelity to him, A.M. 3405, 2 Chronicles 36:13 ; Ezekiel 17:12 ; Ezekiel 17:14 ; Ezekiel 17:18 . He was twenty-one years old when he began to reign at Jerusalem, and he reigned there eleven years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, committing the same crimes as Jehoiakim, 2 Kings 24:18-20 ; 2 Chronicles 36:11-13 ; and regarded not the menaces of the Prophet Jeremiah, from the Lord; but hardened his heart. The princes of the people, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, imitated his impiety, and abandoned themselves to all the abominations of the Gentiles. In the first year of his reign, Zedekiah sent to Babylon Elasah, the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah, the son of Hilkiah, probably to carry his tribute to Nebuchadnezzar. By these messengers Jeremiah sent a letter to the captives at Babylon, Jeremiah 29:1-23 . Four years afterward, either Zedekiah went thither himself, or at least he sent thither; for the Hebrew text may admit either of these interpretations, Jeremiah 51:59 ; Bar_1:1 ; Jeremiah 32:12 . The chief design of this deputation was to entreat Nebuchadnezzar to return the sacred vessels of the temple, Bar_1:8 . In the ninth year of his reign, he revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, 2 Kings 25. It was a sabbatical year, in which the people should set their slaves at liberty, according to the law, Exodus 21:2 ; 1618387577_29 ; Deuteronomy 15:12 ; Jeremiah 34:8-10 .
Then King Nebuchadnezzar marched his army against Zedekiah, and took all the fortified places of his kingdom, except Lachish, Azekah, and Jerusalem. He sat down before the last-mentioned city on the tenth day of the tenth month of the holy year, which answers to our January. Some time afterward, Pharaoh Hophrah, king of Egypt, marched to assist Zedekiah, Jeremiah 37:3-5 ; Jeremiah 37:10 . Nebuchadnezzar left Jerusalem, and went to meet him, defeated him, and obliged him to return into Egypt; after which he resumed the siege of Jerusalem. In the mean while, the people of Jerusalem, as if freed from the fear of Nebuchadnezzar, retook the slaves whom they had set at liberty, which drew upon them great reproaches and threatenings from Jeremiah 34:11 ; Jeremiah 34:22 . During the siege Zedekiah often consulted Jeremiah, who advised him to surrender, and pronounced the greatest woes against him if he should persist in his rebellion, Jeremiah 37:3 ; Jeremiah 37:10 ; Jeremiah 21. But this unfortunate prince had neither patience to hear, nor resolution to follow, good counsels. In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, on the ninth day of the fourth month, (July,) Jerusalem was taken, 2 Kings 25:2-4 ; Jeremiah 39:2-3 ; Jeremiah 52:5-7 . Zedekiah and his people endeavoured to escape by favour of the night; but the Chaldean troops pursuing them, they were overtaken in the plains of Jericho. He was seized and carried to Nebuchadnezzar, then at Riblah, a city of Syria. The king of Chaldea, reproaching him with his perfidy, caused all his children to be slain before his face, and his eyes to be put out; then loading him with chains of brass, he ordered him to be sent to Babylon, 2 Kings 25:4-7 ; Jeremiah 32:4-7 ; Jeremiah 52:4-11 . Thus were accomplished two prophecies which seemed contradictory: one of Jeremiah, who said that Zedekiah should see and yet not see, Nebuchadnezzar with his eyes, Jeremiah 32:4-5 ; Jeremiah 34:3 ; and the other of Ezekiel 12:13 , which intimated that he should not see Babylon, though he should die there. The year of his death is not known. Jeremiah had assured him that he should die in peace; that his body should be burned, as those of the kings of Judah usually were; and that they should mourn for him, saying," Ah, lord!" Jeremiah 34:4-5 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Zedekiah
1. The twentieth and last king of Judah, son of Josiah and Hamutal, and uncle to Jeconiah his predecessor, 2 Kings 24:17,19 Jeremiah 52:1 . When Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem, he carried Jeconiah to Babylon, with his wives, children, officers, and the best artificers in Judea, and put in his place his uncle Mattaniah, whose name he changed to Zedekiah, and made him promise with an oath that he would maintain fidelity to him. He was twenty-one years old when he began to reign at Jerusalem, and he reigned there eleven years. He did evil in the sight of the Lord, committing the same crimes as Jehoiakim, 2 Kings 24:18-20 2 Chronicles 36:11-13 . Compare Jeremiah 29:16-19 34:1-22 38:5 Ezekiel 17:12,14,18 . In the ninth year of his reign, he revolted against Nebuchadnezzar, trusting to the support of Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt, which proved ineffectual, and despising the faithful remonstrance's of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 37:2,5,7-10 .
In consequence of this the Assyrian marched his army into Judea, and took all the fortified places. In the eleventh year of his reign, on the ninth day of the fourth month, (July,) Jerusalem was taken, 588 BC. The king and his people endeavored to escape by favor of the night; but the Chaldean troops pursuing them, they were over-taken in the plain of Jericho. Zedekiah was taken and carried to Nebuchadnezzar, then at Riblah, in Syria, who reproached him with his perfidy, caused his children to be slain before his face and his own eyes to be put out; and then loading him with chains of brass, he ordered him to be sent to Babylon, 2 Kings 25:1-30 Jeremiah 39:1-18 52:1-34 Ezekiel 19:1-14 . All these events remarkably fulfilled the predictions of Jeremiah and Ezekiel, in the chapters preciously referred to. Compare also, with respect to Zedekiah's blindness, Jeremiah 34:3 Ezekiel 12:13 .
2. A false prophet, exposed by Micaiah when urging Ahab to fight with the Syrians, 1 Kings 22:11-37 . His fate is foreshadowed in 1 Kings 22:25 .
3. Another false prophet, denounced by Jeremiah, Jeremiah 29:21,22 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Zedekiah
ZEDEKIAH . 1 . Son of Chenaanah, and one of Ahab’s four hundred court prophets ( 1 Kings 22:11 ; 1 Kings 22:24-25 , 2 Chronicles 18:10 ; 2 Chronicles 18:23-24 ). 2 . A prophet deported to Babylon with Jehoiachin. He and another, named Ahab , are denounced by Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 29:21-23 ) for gross immorality as well as for falsely prophesying a speedy restoration from Babylon. It was probably their action as political agitators that brought on them the cruel punishment of being roasted in the fire by order of Nebuchadrezzar. 3 . Son of Hananiah, one of the princes in the reign of Jehoiakim ( Jeremiah 36:12 ). 4 . A signatory to the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:1 ). 5. See next article.

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Hamutal - ” Mother of King Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31 ) and King Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:18 ) of Judah. See Jehoahaz ; Zedekiah
Zedekiah - When Micaiah stated that God had put a lying spirit in the mouths of Zedekiah and his band of prophets, Zedekiah struck Micaiah on the cheek. Micaiah forecast that Zedekiah would feel the brunt of God's Spirit, but the text does not tell what became of the false prophet. Zedekiah was made king in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (2 Kings 24:17 ). Zedekiah was taken to Riblah along with his family. Then Zedekiah was taken to Babylon
Zidkijah - (zi ki' juh) KJV alternate form of Zedekiah (Nehemiah 10:1 )
Zidkijah - That is, Zedekiah, a priest who signed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:1)
Jehucal - ” Messenger King Zedekiah sent to ask Jeremiah to pray for him as he began to rule. Apparently, Zedekiah wanted blessing on his efforts to cooperate with Egypt against Babylon about 587 B
Zedekiah - Originally named Mattaniah; Nebuchadnezzar changed his name to Zedekiah when he deposed Zedekiah's nephew Jehoiachin. This proves that Nebuchadnezzar treated his vassal kindly, allowing him to choose a new name (Zedekiah is Hebrew, "righteousness of Jehovah") and confirming it as a mark of his supremacy; this name was to be the pledge of his righteously keeping his covenant with Nebuchadnezzar who made him swear by God (Ezekiel 17:12-16; 2 Chronicles 36:13). ...
In 1 Chronicles 3:15 Johanan is oldest, then Jehoiakim, Zedekiah is third in order, Shallum fourth, because Jehoiakim and Zedekiah reigned longer, namely, 11 years each; therefore Shallum, though king before Jehoiakim, is put last; on the other hand Zedekiah and Shallum were both sons of Hamutal, therefore put together. Had Zedekiah kept his oath of fealty he would have been safe, though dependent. It was through the anger of Jehovah against Judah that Zedekiah was given up to his own rebellious devices, "stiffening his neck and hardening his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel" who warned him by Jeremiah; like Pharaoh of old (2 Chronicles 36:12-13), he would "not humble himself" (Jeremiah 38:5; Jeremiah 39:1-7; Jeremiah 52:1-11; and Jeremiah 21; 24; 27; 28; 29; 32; 33; 34; 37; 38). ...
In Jeremiah 27:1 read "Zedekiah" for "Jehoiakim" with Syriac, Arabic, and one of Kennicott's manuscripts (compare Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 27:12; and Jeremiah 29:21-22 "in the fourth year . of the reign of Zedekiah") The kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon sent ambassadors in his fourth year to urge Zedekiah to conspire with them against Nebuchadnezzar. Baruch (Baruch 1:8) represents Zedekiah as having caused silver vessels to be made to replace the golden ones carried off by Nebuchadnezzar; possibly this may have been owing to the impression made on Zedekiah by Hananiah's death. 10:7, Section 3) Zedekiah actually leagued with Egypt in treacherous violation of his compact with Nebuchadnezzar. But evidently (Jeremiah 27-28) Zedekiah had been secretly plotting before, in his fourth year; in that year he had gone to Babylon to allay Nebuchadnezzar's suspicion (Jeremiah 51:59), and also sent messengers to Babylon (Jeremiah 37:5-11; Jeremiah 34:21; Ezekiel 17:13-20). Zedekiah disregarded Jehovah's words by Jeremiah, notwithstanding the warning given in Jeconiah's punishment. ...
Nebuchadnezzar on learning Zedekiah's treachery had sent a Chaldaean army which reduced all Judaea except Jerusalem, Lachish, and Azekah (Jeremiah 34). Zedekiah had in consequence induced the princes and people to manumit their Hebrew bond servants. Zedekiah sent and took him out of prison, and asked, Is there any word from the Lord? to which the prophet, without regard to his personal interests, replied, "there is, for thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon. " Zedekiah showed his sense of Jeremiah's faithfulness by ordering bread to be given him out of the bakers' street until all the bread in the city was spent (Proverbs 28:23; Psalms 37:19). However, in consequence of his prophesying death to those that remained in the city and life to those who should go forth to the Chaldaeans, who had returned to the siege in the tenth month of Zedekiah's ninth year (Jeremiah 52:4), Jeremiah was again imprisoned. Zedekiah was too weak to resist, but answered his princes "the king is not he that can do anything against you. "...
At Ebedmelech's intercession Zedekiah rescued him, and again consulted him. But Zedekiah was afraid lest the Chaldaeans should give him up to Jewish deserters, who would treat him ignominiously. So afraid was Zedekiah of his princes that he imposed on Jeremiah a subterfuge, concealing the real purpose of his interview from the princes. ...
On the ninth day of the fourth month in the middle of July (Josephus) after a year and a half's siege (from the tenth month of the ninth year to the fourth month of the eleventh year of Zedekiah) about midnight a breach was made in the wall The Babylonian princes took their seats in state in the middle gate, between the upper and the lower city. Zedekiah fled in the opposite direction, namely, southwards, with muffled face to escape recognition, and like one digging through a wall to escape (Ezekiel 12:12; Ezekiel 12:6), between the two walls on the E. Zedekiah was overtaken in the plains of Jericho. He was taken for judgment to Riblah at the upper end of Lebanon; there Nebuchadnezzar first killed his sons before his eyes, then caused the eyes of Zedekiah to be "dug out" (Jeremiah 39; Jeremiah 52:4-11). " Zedekiah was put "in prison," literally, "the house of visitations" or "punishments," where there was penal work enforced on the prisoners, as grinding, from whence Septuagint reads "in the house of the mill. Zedekiah therefore was one of the "400 prophets of the GROVES" , (Asheerah Ashtaroth) who apparently were not slain when Elijah slew the 450 prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:19; 1 Kings 18:22; 1 Kings 18:24), or rather a prophet of the calves symbolizing "Jehovah," for they spoke in Jehovah's name (1 Kings 22:8). 8:15, section 3) that Zedekiah denounced Micaiah as contradicting Elijah, who foretold that dogs should lick up Ahab's blood in the vineyard of Naboth of Jezreel; and defied Micaiah to wither the hand with which he smote his cheek, as the prophet from Judah had done to Jeroboam. A proverbial formula of cursing should be taken up by all the captives, "Jehovah make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire!" (Isaiah 65:15
Chenaanah - ...
The father of Zedekiah (1 Kings 22:11,24 )
Jehucal - Son of Shelemiah and an officer of Zedekiah
Jehucal - Son of Shelemiah; a prince sent by Zedekiah to consult and ask Jeremiah's prayers (Jeremiah 37:3; Jeremiah 38:1-4)
Sedekias - 1Es 1:46 , Bar 1:8 = Zedekiah (wh
Hamutal - Mother of the kings Jehoahaz and Zedekiah, sons of Josiah
Hamutal - Daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of king Josiah, mother of Jehoahaz and Mattaniah or Zedekiah (2 Kings 23:31; 2 Kings 24:18)
Jehucal - A courtier sent by king Zedekiah to entreat for the prayers of Jeremiah ( Jeremiah 37:3 f
Chenaanah - ” Father of the false prophet Zedekiah (1 Kings 22:11 )
Chenaanah - Father of the false prophet Zedekiah
je'Hucal - (able ), son of Shelemiah; one of two persons sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah to entreat his prayers and advice
Nedabiah - Zedekiah, Jeconiah's son (not the Zedekiah his uncle, last king: 2 Kings 24:17), died "childless" (Jeremiah 22:30)
Zedekiah - The most important of several biblical characters named Zedekiah was the man who became the last king of Judah. Others who bore the name Zedekiah were a prophet in the court of Ahab (1 Kings 2:11; 1 Kings 2:24), an administrator in the government of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:12), a son of Jehoiakim (1 Chronicles 3:16) and a false prophet among the Jewish captives in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:21-23). ...
King of Judah...
Zedekiah the king was the third son of Josiah to sit upon the throne of Judah. Little is known of the early part of Zedekiah’s reign, except that in his fourth year he paid a visit to Babylon (Jeremiah 51:59). ...
With all Jerusalem’s best administrators now captive in Babylon, Zedekiah’s government was immature and weak. ...
Zedekiah, however, followed the advice of the pro-Egypt party and rebelled against Babylon. He also warned Zedekiah of the judgment to fall on him personally (Jeremiah 34:1-7). ...
When Egypt came to Jerusalem’s aid, Babylon lifted the siege temporarily, but Jeremiah warned Zedekiah that Babylon would return and crush both Egypt and Judah (Jeremiah 37:1-10). Meanwhile in Babylon, Ezekiel likewise warned of the increased suffering that Zedekiah’s rebellion against Babylon would bring upon Jerusalem (Ezekiel 17:12-21). The weak Zedekiah easily gave in to Jeremiah’s opponents (Jeremiah 37:15; Jeremiah 38:5-6), but then was just as easily persuaded by a friend of Jeremiah to change his mind (Jeremiah 38:7-10). Zedekiah had secret meetings with Jeremiah in the hope of receiving better news, but Jeremiah merely repeated his former announcements (Jeremiah 37:16-21; Jeremiah 38:14-28). Zedekiah tried to escape by night, but enemy soldiers quickly captured him
Chenaanah - The father of Zedekiah the false prophet in the reign of Ahab ( 1 Kings 22:11 , 2 Chronicles 18:10 )
Riblah - A city of Syria where judgment was given on Zedekiah, and where his eyes were put out
e'Bed-me'Lech - (a king's servant ), an Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, through whose interference Jeremiah was released from prison
Hamutal - Kinsman of the dew, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of king Josiah, and mother of king Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31 ), also of king Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:18 )
Ebed-Melech - (ç'bed-mç'lek), (thing's servant, an Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah, through whose interference Jeremiah was released from prison
Elasah - Ambassador whom Zedekiah sent to Nebuchadnezzar
Hophra - 591-572) in the time of Zedekiah, king of Judah (Jeremiah 37:5 44:30 ; Ezekiel 29:6,7 )
Ebedmelech - Ethiopian eunuch in the service of king Zedekiah
Gate Between the Two Walls - Zedekiah and his sons were captured by the Babylonians after escaping through this gate (2 Kings 25:4 ; Jeremiah 39:4 ; Jeremiah 52:7 )
Elasah - The son of Shaphau, who, along with Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, carried a message from king Zedekiah to Babylon ( Jeremiah 29:3 )
Elasah - Son of Shaphan, one of the two sent by king Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon (by whose permission alone be reigned) after the first deportation
Chena'Anah - [1] ...
Father or ancestor of Zedekiah the false prophet
Ebed-Melech - An Ethiopian servant of king Zedekiah, who was instrumental in saving the prophet Jeremiah from famishing in a filthy dungeon, and was therefore preserved when Jerusalem was taken by Nebuzaradan, Jeremiah 38:7-13 ; 39:15-18
el'Asah - ...
Son of Shaphan, one of the two men who were sent on a mission by King Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar at Babylon
Gemariah - The son of Hilkiah, sent on an embassy from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar
Shelemiah - ...
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Father of one of those who accused Jeremiah to Zedekiah (Jeremiah 37:3 ; 38:1 )
Jehucal - He was one of the two persons whom Zedekiah sent to request the prophet Jeremiah to pray for the kingdom (Jeremiah 37:3 ) during the time of its final siege by Nebuchadnezzar
Zedekiah - When Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem, he carried Jehoiachin to Babylon, with his wives, children, officers, and the best artificers in Judea, and put in his place his uncle Mattaniah, whose name he changed into Zedekiah, and made him promise, with an oath, that he would continue in fidelity to him, A. In the first year of his reign, Zedekiah sent to Babylon Elasah, the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah, the son of Hilkiah, probably to carry his tribute to Nebuchadnezzar. Four years afterward, either Zedekiah went thither himself, or at least he sent thither; for the Hebrew text may admit either of these interpretations, Jeremiah 51:59 ; Bar_1:1 ; Jeremiah 32:12 . ...
Then King Nebuchadnezzar marched his army against Zedekiah, and took all the fortified places of his kingdom, except Lachish, Azekah, and Jerusalem. Some time afterward, Pharaoh Hophrah, king of Egypt, marched to assist Zedekiah, Jeremiah 37:3-5 ; Jeremiah 37:10 . During the siege Zedekiah often consulted Jeremiah, who advised him to surrender, and pronounced the greatest woes against him if he should persist in his rebellion, Jeremiah 37:3 ; Jeremiah 37:10 ; Jeremiah 21. In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, on the ninth day of the fourth month, (July,) Jerusalem was taken, 2 Kings 25:2-4 ; Jeremiah 39:2-3 ; 1618387577_34 . Zedekiah and his people endeavoured to escape by favour of the night; but the Chaldean troops pursuing them, they were overtaken in the plains of Jericho. Thus were accomplished two prophecies which seemed contradictory: one of Jeremiah, who said that Zedekiah should see and yet not see, Nebuchadnezzar with his eyes, Jeremiah 32:4-5 ; Jeremiah 34:3 ; and the other of Ezekiel 12:13 , which intimated that he should not see Babylon, though he should die there
Ahab - AHAB the son of Kolaiah, and Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, were two false prophets, who, about A. The Lord threatened them with a public and ignominious death, before such as they had deceived; and that their names should become a curse; men wishing that their foes might be made like Ahab and Zedekiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon roasted in the fire, Jeremiah 29:21-22
Gemariah - Son of Hilkiah: he was sent by Zedekiah to Babylon with a letter from Jeremiah unto the captives taken by Nebuchadnezzar
Ebed-Melech - , in the palace of Zedekiah, king of Judah
Elasah - ...
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The son of Shaphan, one of the two who were sent by Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and also took charge of Jeremiah's letter to the captives in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:3 )
Naughty Figs - The inferiority of the fruit is here referred to as an emblem of the rejected Zedekiah and his people
Cushite - A eunuch under King Zedekiah who helped Jeremiah escape from a cistern into which the king had had him thrown (Jeremiah 38:6-12 ; Jeremiah 39:16 )
Ebed-Melech - ” An Ethiopian eunuch in the service of King Zedekiah of Judah (Jeremiah 38:7 )
Rabsaris - One of Nebuchadnezzar's princes at the taking of Jerusalem under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 39:3; Jeremiah 39:13); probably a title of Nebushasban, i
Zedekiah - Zedekiah (zĕd'e-kî'ah), justice of Jehovah. His proper name was Mattaniah, but Nebuchadnezzar changed it to Zedekiah when raising him to the throne. Zedekiah was seized and carried to Nebuchadnezzar, then at Riblah, in Syria, who reproached him with his perfidy, caused all his children to be slain before his face and his own eyes to be put out, and then, loading him with chains of brass, ordered him to be sent to Babylon
Apries - Jeremiah threatened this prince with being delivered into the hands of his enemies, as he had delivered Zedekiah, king of Judah, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. ...
Apries had made a league with Zedekiah, and promised him assistance, Ezekiel 17:15 . Zedekiah, therefore, relying on his forces, revolted from Nebuchadnezzar, in the year of the world 3414, and before Jesus Christ 590. Zedekiah defended himself in Jerusalem, long and obstinately, that he might give time to Pharaoh Hophrah, or Apries, to come to his assistance. But Apries not daring to hazard a battle against the Chaldeans, retreated into Egypt, and abandoned Zedekiah
Zedekiah - Zedekiah reigned eleven years, B. On Zedekiah revolting from Nebuchadnezzar, he formed an alliance with Egypt (cf. ...
Zedekiah was many times warned by Jeremiah against his course, and was advised to submit to Babylon; but for this Jeremiah was persecuted by the princes of Judah. When the city was taken, Zedekiah, with his wives and children, attempted to escape, but he was captured
Zarakes - d and r , of Zedekiah , who was a brother of Jehoiakim ( 2 Kings 24:17 )
Mattaniah - ...
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The original name of Zedekiah (q
Nebuchadnezzar - When the last Jewish monarch, Zedekiah, revolted, Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple, and exiled most of the remaining Jews
Zephaniah - Son of Maaseiah and 'second' priest in the reign of Zedekiah; he was carried captive to Nebuchadnezzar and slain at Riblah
Riblah - City in the land of Hamath, where Pharaoh-nechoh imprisoned Jehoahaz, and whence the king of Babylon carried Zedekiah, when he slew his sons and the priests and chief men of Judah
Seraiah - The high priest under king Zedekiah; taken by Nebuzaradan, captain of the Babylonian guard, and slain at Riblah (2 Kings 25:18; 1 Chronicles 6:14; Jeremiah 52:24). Went with Zedekiah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Calvin translated "when he went in behalf of Zedekiah," being sent to appease Nebuchadnezzar's anger at his revolt
Baker's Street - Zedekiah promised Jeremiah, whom he had imprisoned, that he would have food for as long as bread was available on baker's street (Jeremiah 37:21 )
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The high priest in the reign of Zedekiah. (Jeremiah 51:59,61 ) He went with Zedekiah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign
Gemariah - Messenger King Zedekiah (597-586 B
Jehovah-Tsidkenu - The name is possibly a play on the name of Zedekiah (“Righteous [1] the Lord”) who reigned from 597 to 587 B
Riblah - Later, when Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, he was taken to Riblah as a prisoner and viewed the execution of his sons before having his eyes put out (2 Kings 25:4-7 )
Mattaniah - Originalname of Zedekiah king of Judah
Maaseiah - Father of Zephaniah, a priest in the reign of Zedekiah. Father of Zedekiah the false prophet
Zedeki'ah - 2 Kings 23:31 His original name was Mattaniah, which was changed to Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar when he carried off his nephew Jehoiachim to Babylon and left him on the throne of Jerusalem. Zedekiah was but twenty-one years old when he was thus placed in charge of an impoverished kingdom, B. ; and also in Jeremiah 22 , 24 , 27-29 , 32 , 34 , 37-38 and ( Ezekiel 16:11-21 ) From these it is evident that Zedekiah was a man not so much bad at heart as weak in will. It is evident from Jere 27,28 that the earlier portion of Zedekiah's reign was marked by an agitation throughout the whole of Syria against the Babylonian yoke. Jerusalem seems to have taken the lead, since in the fourth year of Zedekiah's reign we find ambassadors from all the neighboring kingdoms --Tyre, Sidon, Edom and Moab --at his court to consult as to the steps to be taken. 7,3) relates it more fully, and gives the date of its occurrence, namely, the eighth year of Zedekiah. ( Jeremiah 34:7 ) Called away for a time by an attack from Pharaoh and the Egyptians, on the tenth day of the tenth month of Zedekiah's ninth year the Chaldeans were again before the walls. Nebuchadnezzar, with a refinement of barbarity characteristic of those cruel times ordered the sons of Zedekiah to be killed before him, and lastly his own eyes to be thrust out. Zedekiah had prepared himself for the interview with a pair of iron horns, with which he illustrated the manner in which Ahab should drive the Syrians before him. When Micaiah the prophet of the Lord appeared and had delivered his prophecy, Zedekiah sprang forward and struck him a blow on the face, accompanying it by a taunting sneer
Bridle - The king in one representation is thrusting out the captive's eye with a spear, as Zedekiah was treated by Nebuchadnezzar
Diblath - Here it was that Nebuchadnezzar had sat in judgment on the last Jewish king, Zedekiah, and killed his sons before his eyes, and then blinded him and slain the chief men of Jerusalem
Helkias - Ezra 7:1 ) as the great-grandfather of Ezra; and in Bar 1:7 as father of Joakim, who was governor of the Temple in the reign of Zedekiah
Bul - On the sixth day of this month the Jews fasted, because on that day Nebuchadnezzar put to death the children of Zedekiah in the presence of their unhappy father, whose eyes, after they had been witnesses of this sad spectacle, he ordered to be put out, 2 Kings 25:7
Elasah - He took Jeremiah's message to the exiled community in Babylon while on a mission for King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:3 )
Rabsaris - Hezekiah and Zedekiah each rebelled against the Assyrian rule and withheld tribute payment
Jeremiah, the Book of - In the chronological order of its several predictions and divine messages, is somewhat difficult of arrangement; but may be divide, by a natural and sufficiently accurate method, in to four general sections, containing severally the prophecies uttered in the reigns of Josiah, Jehoiakim, Zedekiah, and Gedaliah
Riblah - Here the Egyptian king Pharaoh-nechoh put Jehoahaz in chains and made Eliakim king, and here Nebuchadnezzar brought Zedekiah, murdered his sons before his eyes, and then put out his eyes and bound him in chains to be carried to Babylon
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A Netophathite (Jeremiah 40:8 ), a chief priest of the time of Zedekiah. When Zedekiah made a journey to Babylon to do homage to Nebuchadnezzar, Seraiah had charge of the royal gifts to be presented on that occasion
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The son of Hilkiah, who accompanied Shaphan with the tribute-money from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, and was the bearer at the same time of a letter from Jeremiah to the Jewish captives at Babylon (Jeremiah 29:3,4 )
Jeremiah - One of the chief prophets of the Old Testament, prophesied under Josiah, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah, and also after the captivity of the latter. Zedekiah was kindly instructed by him, and warned of the woes impending over his guilty people, and of their seventy years' captivity, but to no purpose
Pash'ur - (Ezra 2:38 ; Nehemiah 7:41 ; 10:3 ) The individual from whom the family was named was probably Pushur the son of Malchiah, who in the reign of Zedekiah was one of the chief princes of the court. ) He was sent, with others, by Zedekiah to Jeremiah at the time when Nebuchudnezzar was preparing his attack upon Jerusalem
Zephaniah - Priest whom King Zedekiah sent asking Jeremiah to pray for the nation threatened by Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon (Jeremiah 21:1-7 ; Jeremiah 37:3 )
Zedekiah - Zedekiah
Shephathiah - Son of Mattan; urged Zedekiah to put Jeremiah to death, as weakening the hands of the men of war, by foretelling life to those who would go forth to the Chaldaeans and death to those who should remain in the city (Jeremiah 38:1)
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One of the princes of Judah who counselled Zedekiah to put Jeremiah in the dungeon
Shelemi'ah - (Nehemiah 13:13 ) ...
The father of Jehueal, or Jucal, in the time of Zedekiah
Zedekiah - Zedekiah
Maaseiah - A priest in the time of Zedekiah ( Jeremiah 21:1 ; Jeremiah 29:25 ; Jeremiah 35:4 ; Jeremiah 37:3 ). The father of the false prophet Zedekiah ( Jeremiah 29:21 )
Hilkiah - Father of Gemariah, who was an emissary from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Jeremiah 29:3 )
Shelemiah - Father of a messenger of King Zedekiah about 590 B
Samgar-Nebo - SAMGAR-NEBO One of the Babylonian princes who, at the taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, in the 11th year of Zedekiah, came and sat in the middle gate ( Jeremiah 39:3 )
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The father of the false prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21 )
Jehozadak - Zedekiah("righteous is Jehovah"); Jehozadak ("Jehovah is righteous"
Mattaniah - Original name of King Zedekiah of Judah (2 Kings 24:17 )
Prophets, False - There were three that opposed Jeremiah to his face — Hananiah, Ahab, and Zedekiah
Riblah - Here judgment was pronounced upon Zedekiah and his officers ( 2Ki 25:6 ; 2 Kings 25:20-21 , Jeremiah 39:5 f. It was the later action of Nebuchadrezzar with regard to Zedekiah, above referred to, that suggested the change in the text
Mattaniah - The original name of king Zedekiah ( 2 Kings 24:17 )
Libnah - Hamutal, mother of Jehoahaz and Zedekiah, was a native of Libnah ( 2 Kings 23:31 ; 2 Kings 24:18 , Jeremiah 52:1 )
Pashur - Son of Melchiah or Malchiah: he with others advised Zedekiah to put Jeremiah to death
Jehoiachin - He was succeeded by his uncle, Mattaniah = Zedekiah (q
Jeremiah, Book of - 599, when Zedekiah was left in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, and Jerusalem was not destroyed until B. Great efforts were made by the prophet to bring Zedekiah to the fear of the Lord. When Nebuchadnezzar came against Jerusalem, Zedekiah sent to the prophet to know whether the Lord would appear for them. The people carried away with Jeconiah to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar are compared to good figs; but those left in the land under Zedekiah to bad ones. Most probably the name Jehoiakim in Jeremiah 27:1 should be Zedekiah; but it may be that the prophecy was given to Jeremiah in the daysof Jehoiakim though not related till the days of Zedekiah. Jeremiah was put in prison by Zedekiah,but he bought a field in token of his assurance of the captives' return. All who had Hebrew bondservants had made a covenant with Zedekiah, and had set them free, but afterwards they again made bondmen of them. Zedekiah gave him some relief; but on foretelling the fall of the city he was put into a dungeon, where he sank in the mire. Zedekiah was captured by the Chaldeans; his sons were slain before his eyes, and he himself was blinded and taken to Babylon
Zedekiah - His original name was Mattaniah; but when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne as the successor to Jehoiachin he changed his name to Zedekiah. Zedekiah and his followers, attempting to escape, were made captive and taken to Riblah
Hananiah - The ‘lying prophet,’ son of Azzur the prophet, a Gibeonite, who was condemned by Jeremiah, in the reign of Zedekiah, for prophesying falsely. Father of Zedekiah, one of the princes of Judah ( Jeremiah 36:12 )
Zedekiah - When Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem, he carried Jeconiah to Babylon, with his wives, children, officers, and the best artificers in Judea, and put in his place his uncle Mattaniah, whose name he changed to Zedekiah, and made him promise with an oath that he would maintain fidelity to him. Zedekiah was taken and carried to Nebuchadnezzar, then at Riblah, in Syria, who reproached him with his perfidy, caused his children to be slain before his face and his own eyes to be put out; and then loading him with chains of brass, he ordered him to be sent to Babylon, 2 Kings 25:1-30 Jeremiah 39:1-18 52:1-34 Ezekiel 19:1-14 . Compare also, with respect to Zedekiah's blindness, Jeremiah 34:3 Ezekiel 12:13
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Father of Zedekiah the false prophet
Libnah - ) and Zedekiah (597-586 B
Gemariah - Son of Hilkiah, the high priest who found the book of the law in the Lord's house, and showed it to Shaphan (2 Kings 22:8); sent by king Zedekiah on an embassy to Nebuchadnezzar; entrusted by Jeremiah with a letter to the captives in Babylon
Arrow - Ezekiel 21:21 , informs us, that Nebuchadnezzar, putting himself at the head of his armies, to march against Zedekiah, king of the Jews, and against the king of the Ammonites, stood at the parting of two ways, to mingle his arrows together in a quiver, in order to divine from thence which way he should march
Zephaniah - A priest, high in the sacred order, during the troublous times of king Zedekiah, who often communicated with Jeremiah by his agency
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Son of Azur, a Benjamite of Gibeon and a false prophet in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah
Mourning - For Asa and Zedekiah there was 'great burning' of odours at their death, which was most probably copied from the heathen
Shealtiel - Luke 3:27; Luke 3:31, makes Shealtiel son of Neri, a descendant of David, through Nathan not Solomon; probably Jeconiah, (besides the Zedekiah in 1 Chronicles 3:16 who died childless), had another son, Assir, who left only a daughter, who, according to the law as to heiresses (Numbers 27:8; Numbers 36:8-9), married a man of her paternal tribe, namely, Neri, of David's family in Nathan's line
Zadok - (zay' dahk) Personal name meaning, “righteous,” a short form of Zedekiah, “the Lord is righteous. ” See Zedekiah
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The son of Maaseiah, (Jeremiah 21:1 ) and sagan or second priest in the reign of Zedekiah
Seraiah - “Quiet prince” (KJV), “quartermaster” (REB, NAS, NRSV) Zedekiah (597-586 B
Jehoiada - The second priest in the reign of Zedekiah
Nebuchadnezzar - Nebuchadnezzar also took all the vessels of gold, which Solomon made for the temple and the king's treasury, and set up Mattaniah, Jeconiah's uncle by the father's side, whom he named Zedekiah. Zedekiah continued faithful to Nebuchadnezzar nine years, at the end of which time he rebelled, and confederated with the neighboring princes. The king of Babylon came into Judea, reduced the chief places of the country, and besieged Jerusalem; but Pharaoh Hophra coming out of Egypt to assist Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar went to meet him, and forced him to retire to his own country. In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, B. 588, the city was taken and Zedekiah, being seized, was brought to Nebuchadnezzar, who was then at Riblah in Syria
Eye - Men were sometimes punished by having their eyes put out (1 Samuel 11:2 ; Samson, Judges 16:21 ; Zedekiah, 2 Kings 25:7 )
Jehonathan - Scribe whose house King Zedekiah transformed into prison where he jailed Jeremiah (Jeremiah 37:15 ), a place Jeremiah did not like (Jeremiah 37:20 ; Jeremiah 38:26 )
Eunuch - Ebed-melech who befriended Jeremiah was a eunuch in the house of Zedekiah
Ambassador - Ezekiel condemned King Zedekiah (597-586 B
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The original name of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne
Jeremiah - The Babylonians appointed Zedekiah, another brother of Jehoiakim, as the new king (597 BC; 2 Kings 24:8-17). ...
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The opponents of Jeremiah assured Zedekiah that with the help of Egypt he could overthrow Babylonian rule. Foolishly, Zedekiah followed their advice instead of Jeremiah’s, and brought upon Judah a long and devastating siege. (The parts of Jeremiah that deal largely with the reign of Zedekiah are Chapters 21, 24, 27-34, 37-39 and 52. There are warnings to rulers, such as Zedekiah (21:1-10; 24:1-10), kings in general (21:11-22:9), Jehoahaz (Shallum), Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin (Coniah) (22:10-30)
Seraiah - High priest in the reign of Zedekiah
Nebuchadrezzar - For his relations with Judah, see Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, Zedekiah, Gedaliah
Seraiah - Son of Azariah, and high priest in the reign of Zedekiah
Pashur - He was sent by Zedekiah to consult Jeremiah on the issue of Nebuchadnezzar's threatened attack, and received a reply foreboding Judah's overthrow
Hananiah - Father of Zedekiah a prince in the reign of Jehoiakim
Lamentations of Jeremiah - The first two chapters principally describe the calamities of a the sieges of Jerusalem; the third deplores the persecution which Jeremiah himself had suffered; and fourth adverts to the ruin and desolation of the city and temple, and the misfortune of Zedekiah; and the fifth is a kind of form of prayer for the Jews in their captivity
Micaiah - Zedekiah, one of the 400, at the gate of Samaria where the two kings sat in state, symbolically putting horns or iron spikes on his head, foretold the transfer of Ephraim's blessing (Deuteronomy 33:17) to Ahab; "with the horns of the buffalo (or wild ox, reem ) he shall push the people. " Instead of Moses' blessing on Ephraim awaiting Ahab, as Zedekiah had said, Moses' picture of what Israel would be at his death, "Jehovah's congregation as sheep having no shepherd," if no successor were appointed, would be realized (Numbers 27:17). Zedekiah, conscious that he had not invented his lying prophecy, smote Micaiah on the cheek, asking "which way went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak unto thee?
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A priest sent by king Zedekiah to Jeremiah to inquire of the Lord (1 Chronicles 24:9 ; Jeremiah 21:1 ; 38:1-6 )
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The son of Maaseiah, the "second priest" in the reign of Zedekiah, often mentioned in Jeremiah as having been sent from the king to inquire (Jeremiah 21:1 ) regarding the coming woes which he had denounced, and to entreat the prophet's intercession that the judgment threatened might be averted (Jeremiah 29:25,26,29 ; 37:3 ; 52:24 )
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The word is mitsnepheth , and (translated 'diadem') occurs again in a remarkable reference to the "profane wicked prince of Israel," which, though referring to the then king, Zedekiah, seems to point to the future Antichrist in conjunction with the Roman beast, for he is represented as wearing the mitre and the crown, which shall be removed
Jehoiachin - Now he cut the gold off (not "cut in pieces," 2 Kings 24:13) the larger vessels which were plated, the altar of burnt offering, the table of shewbread, and the ark, so that at the third conquest of Jerusalem under Zedekiah there were only the large brazen vessels of the court remaining, beside a few gold and silver basins and firepans (2 Kings 25:13-17). In the fourth year of his uncle Zedekiah (so called by Nebuchadnezzar instead of Mattaniah), false prophets encouraged the popular hope of the return of Jehoiachin to Jerusalem (Jeremiah 28:4). One of his sons was Zedekiah (Zidkijah), distinct in name and fact from Zedekiah (Zidkijahu), Jeconiah's uncle, whose succession after Jehoiachin would never cause him to be called "his son" (1 Chronicles 3:16). This Zedekiah is mentioned separately from the other sons of Jehoiachin, Assir and Salathiel, because probably he was not led to Babylon as the other sons, but died in Judea (Keil)
Micaiah - Zedekiah, one of Ahab's prophets, struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way went the Spirit of the Lord from me to speak unto thee?" Micaiah replied, "Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself
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Jeremiah - The independent history (Jeremiah 34:8-22,5; 2 Chronicles 36:12; 2 Chronicles 36:21) mentions his "lamentation for Josiah," Zedekiah's "not humbling himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of Jehovah," and the Babylonian captivity "to fulfill Jehovah's word by the mouth of Jeremiah until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths, for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath to fulfill threescore and ten years" (Jeremiah 27:7; Jeremiah 25:9-12; Jeremiah 26:6-7; Jeremiah 29:10). In spite of the warning given in Jeconiah's case, Zedekiah set at naught Jeremiah's words and revolted. Zedekiah in the tenth year, through Jehucal and Zephaniah, begged Jeremiah, "pray for us," as the issue between Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh Hophra (Apries) was at that time as yet undecided. Jeremiah therefore foretold that Zedekiah and his princes should be given up to their enemies (Jeremiah 32:2-5). Therefore Zedekiah shut him up in the court of the prison. After many days in the dungeon Zedekiah the king took him out, and inquired secretly (compare John 3:2; John 5:44; John 12:43; John 19:38), "is there any word from Jehovah?" Jeremiah without regard to his earthly interests (contrast Jeremiah 6:14; Isaiah 30:10; Ezekiel 13:10) foretold Zedekiah's being delivered up to Nebuchadnezzar, and begged not to be left to "die" in Jonathan's house. Zedekiah committed him to the court of the prison (the open space occupied by the guard, Jeremiah 32:2, where his friends had access to him: Jeremiah 32:12; Jeremiah 37:12-21), and commanded bread to be supplied to him until all in the city was spent (Psalms 37:19; Jeremiah 23:5-6). Zedekiah again sent Pashur and Zephaniah to Jeremiah to inquire of him, and received the reply that submission to the Chaldees is the only way of life (Jeremiah 21:1-9; Jeremiah 38:2 ff); and then the princes accused Jeremiah of weakening the hands of the warriors by such words, and the weak prince left. Zedekiah again secretly consulted Jeremiah, taking him to the third or N. But the Syriac and Arabic versions make it likely "Zedekiah" ought to be read; so Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 27:12; Jeremiah 27:28:1. Jeremiah took advantage of the embassy sent by Zedekiah to send his letter to the captives (Jeremiah 29). ...
Even among the captives at Babylon were false prophets, Ahab, Zedekiah, and Shemaiah (the writer to Zephaniah at Jerusalem that he should imprison Jeremiah as "mad"), who held out delusive hopes of a speedy return. Six whole years before Jerusalem's fall Jeremiah wrote the prophecy of Babylon's own doom, for Seraiah to take to Babylon when he went there on behalf of Zedekiah (margin, Jeremiah 37:20), and therewith to console the captives
Maaseiah - Father of false prophet Zedekiah (Jeremiah 29:21 )
Hananiah - In the fourth year of Zedekiah's reign Hananiah, in opposition to Jeremiah, foretold that Jeconiah and the captives at Babylon would return with all the vessels of the Lord's house within two years. " In Zedekiah's 6th year the league with Pharaoh Hophra tempted Zedekiah to open revolt in violation of his oath to Nebuchadnezzar (Ezekiel 17:12-20). ...
A temporary raising of the siege of Jerusalem, through the Egyptian ally, was soon followed by the return of the Chaldaean army, the capture of Jerusalem, and the blinding of Zedekiah and his removal to Babylon (Ezekiel 37:5)
Jehoahaz - Zedekiah, though put before Jehoahaz or Shallum in 1 Chronicles 3:15, was younger; 2 Chronicles 36:11 he is given precedence because of his longer reign, namely, eleven years, whereas Jehoahaz reigned but three months, then was carried by Pharaoh Necho to Egypt, never to return. Jehoahaz, or Shallum, was born of the same mother as Zedekiah, namely, Hamutal; so they are put together, whereas Jehoiakim was son of Zebudah. The people set up Jehoahaz out of order; Johanan is never after mentioned; the pagan Pharaoh set up Jehoiakim; Nebuchadnezzar Zedekiah
Ebed-Melech - ) (An oriental phrase), an Ethiopian eunuch of king Zedekiah, instrumental in Jeremiah's deliverance out of Malchiah's dungeon pit
Baruch - He had a brother of the name of Seraiah, who occupied an important station in the court of King Zedekiah; but he himself adhered to the person of the Prophet Jeremiah, and was his most steady friend, though his attachment to him drew on himself several persecutions and much ill treatment. In the fourth year of the reign of Zedekiah, Baruch went to Babylon, carrying with him a long letter from Jeremiah, in which the Prophet foretold the judgments that should come upon Babylon, and promised the Jews, who were then captives in that country, that they should again be restored to their own land
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - He took, also, all the vessels of gold which Solomon made for the temple, and the king's treasury, and he set up Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle by his father's side, whom he named Zedekiah. The king of Babylon came into Judea, reduced the chief places of the country, and besieged Jerusalem: but Pharaoh-Hophra coming out of Egypt to assist Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar overcame him in battle, and forced him to retire into his own country. But in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, A. Zedekiah attempted to escape, but was taken and brought to Nebuchadnezzar, who was then at Riblah in Syria
Hananiah - Father of Zedekiah, a court official, in time of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 36:12 )
Jeremiah - He prophesied under Josiah, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah; and for some time during the exile
Judah the Kingdom of - Tiglath-pileser distressed Judah during the reign of Ahaz, 2 Chronicles 28:20; Sennacherib's host of 185,000 men was destroyed by the angel of the Lord in Hezekiah's reign, 2 Chronicles 32:21; 2 Kings 19:35; Manasseh was carried away captive into Babylon, 2 Chronicles 33:11 : Jehoiachin was also made captive; Zedekiah rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar, and was defeated, his sons slain before his eyes, and he made captive; Jerusalem was taken in b
Potter - This may be a mere slip due to the mention in the Book of Jeremiah of the potter’s house (Jeremiah 18:2) and the Potsherd Gate (Jeremiah 19:2), just as in Jeremiah 27:1 Jehoiakim is a slip for Zedekiah
Potter - This may be a mere slip due to the mention in the Book of Jeremiah of the potter’s house (Jeremiah 18:2) and the Potsherd Gate (Jeremiah 19:2), just as in Jeremiah 27:1 Jehoiakim is a slip for Zedekiah
Exile - 588, after the revolt of Zedekiah (q
Sight - The case of Samson, Judges 16:21; the case of Zedekiah, Jeremiah 52:11
Riblah - Riblah or Riblathah in the land of Hamath, on the high road between Palestine and Babylon, where the Babylonian kings remained in directing the operations of their armies in Palestine and Phoenicia; where Jehoahaz was put in chains by Pharaoh Necho (2 Kings 23:33), and Zedekiah, after seeing his sons slain, had his own eyes put out (Jeremiah 39:5-7; literally, Jeremiah 39:9-10), and other leading captives were slain, probably by the Assyrian death of impaling (Jeremiah 39:24; Jeremiah 39:27), as depicted on the monuments
Abiathar - It may readily be due to a mere lapsus memoriae or calami, Abiathar, David’s high priest, being a much more familiar figure than his father, just as in Jeremiah 27:1 ‘Jehoiakim’ is a slip for Zedekiah
Captivities of Judah - The captivities of Judah are generally reckoned four: the first, in the year of the world 3398, under King Jehoiakim, when Daniel and others were carried to Babylon; the second, in the year of the world 3401, and in the seventh year of the reign of Jehoiakim, when Nebuchadnezzar carried three thousand and twenty-three Jews to Babylon; the third, in the year of the world 3406, and in the fourth of Jehoiachin, when this prince, with part of people, was sent to Babylon; and the fourth in the year 3416, under Zedekiah, from which period begins the captivity of seventy years, foretold by the Prophet Jeremiah
Captivity - Mattaniah, the uncle of Jehoiachin, was now made king over what remained of the kingdom of Judah, under the name of Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:17 ; 2 Chronicles 36:10 ). Nebuchadnezzar, with a powerful army, besieged Jerusalem, and Zedekiah became a prisoner in Babylon
Jericho - Here the Babylonians finally defeated Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, and so destroyed the Judahite kingdom ( 2 Kings 25:5 , Jeremiah 39:5 ; Jeremiah 52:8 )
Nebuchadnezzar - A third time he came against it, and deposed Jehoiachin, whom he carried into Babylon, with a large portion of the population of the city, and the sacred vessels of the temple, placing Zedekiah on the throne of Judah in his stead. Zedekiah was taken captive, and had his eyes put out by order of the king of Babylon, who made him a prisoner for the remainder of his life
Libnah - Hamutal, Josiah's queen, mother of Jehoahaz and Zedekiah, was of Libnah (2 Kings 23:31; 2 Kings 24:18
Zephaniah - Sent by Zedekiah to consult Jeremiah (Jeremiah 21:1). Slain by Nebuchadnezzar as an accomplice in Zedekiah's rebellion (Jeremiah 52:24; Jeremiah 52:27)
Street - Craftsmen plied their trade on certain “streets” named after the guild—for example, the Bakers’ Street: “Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers’ street, until all the bread in the city were spent” ( Jer'Icho - " (2 Kings 2:1-22 ) In its plains Zedekiah fell into the hands of the Chaldeans
Pha'Raoh, - In the Bible it is related that Zedekiah, the last king of Judah was aided by a Pharaoh against Nebuchadnezzar, in fulfillment of it treaty, and that an army came out of Egypt, so that the Chaldeans were obliged to raise the siege of Jerusalem. The city was first besieged in the ninth year of Zedekiah B
Shemaiah - Father of Delaiah, who was a prince in the reign of Zedekiah ( Jeremiah 36:12 )
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Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, leant on Egypt, and Pharaoh Hophra raised the siege of Jerusalem for a time; but Nebuchadnezzar returned and took it (Jeremiah 37:1-5; Jeremiah 37:39)
Captivity - Zedekiah was left as a vassal of Babylon
Pharaoh - Zedekiah formed an alliance with him against Nebuchadnezzar, and he drove the Assyrians from Palestine, took Zidon and Tyre, and returned to Egypt with great spoil
Lamentations - Thus, the words originally applied to Josiah (Lamentations 4:20) Jeremiah now applies to the throne of Judah in general, the last representative of which, Zedekiah, had just been blinded and carried to Babylon (compare Jeremiah 39:5-7): "the breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Jehovah, was taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we shall live among the (live securely in spite of the surrounding) pagan. " The language, true of good Josiah, is too favorable to apply to Zedekiah personally; it is as royal David's representative, and type of Messiah, and Judah's head, that he is viewed. The events probably are included under Manasseh and Josiah (2 Chronicles 33:11; 2 Chronicles 35:20-25), Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, and Zedekiah (2 Chronicles 36:3, etc
Jeremiah - The last king of Judah was Zedekiah, the youngest son of Josiah. The siege of Jerusalem, in the reign of Zedekiah, and the capture of the city, are circumstantially related in the fifty-second chapter; and a particular account of the subsequent transactions is given in the fortieth to the forty-fourth inclusively. He foretold the fate of Zedekiah, Jeremiah 34:2-5 ; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21 ; 2 Kings 25:5 ; Jeremiah 52:11 ; the Babylonish captivity, the precise time of its duration, and the return of the Jews
Kings, Books of - Babylon conquered Jerusalem, took the best people into captivity, and appointed Zedekiah as king in Jerusalem (24:1-17). After Zedekiah proved treacherous, the Babylonians returned and destroyed Jerusalem
Jericho - It is mentioned in the Bible usually in association with some movement from one side of the Jordan to another—the Israelite invasion, when Ehud takes tribute to the Moabite king, when David sends envoys to the king of Ammon, when Elijah and Elisha cross the Jordan, or when Zedekiah attempts to escape the Babylonians
Elam - Later this same prophet ( Jeremiah 49:34-39 ), in the days of Zedekiah, pronounced judgment on Elam
Jehoiakim - In this case not so; the pagan kings Pharaoh and Nebuchadnezzar made Jehoiakim and Zedekiah ("Jehovah's righteousness") confirm their covenant of subjection with the seal of Jehovah's name, the Jews' own God, by whom they had sworn fealty. firmly established and continuing) upon the throne of David (for his son Jeconiah's reign of three months is counted as nothing, and Zedekiah was not his son but uncle); his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost
Jeremiah - A Jew of Libnah, whose daughter, Hamutal or Hamital, was one of the wives of Josiah, and mother of Jehoahaz ( 2 Kings 23:31 ) and Zedekiah ( 2 Kings 24:18 , Jeremiah 22:13-19 ). ...
The reign of Mattaniah-Zedekiah, raised to the throne by Nebuchadrezzar, was in effect a repetition of that of his elder brother. Zedekiah failed through weakness more than through wickedness; he sought Jeremiah’s advice, but lacked decision to follow it. Nebuchadrezzar, aware of these movements, summoned Zedekiah to Babylon ( Jeremiah 51:59 ); the latter was able, however, to clear himself of complicity, and returned to Jerusalem. At last Zedekiah yielded to the tide; he broke his oaths of allegiance to Nebuchadrezzar conduct sternly condemned by Ezekiel ( Ezekiel 17:11-21 ) as well as by Jeremiah and the Jewish people were launched on a struggle almost as mad as that which it undertook with Rome 650 years later. ’ Reduced by famine, Jerusalem was stormed, Zedekiah being captured in his attempt to escape, and meeting a pitiable death ( 2 Kings 25:1-7 )
Nebuchadnezzar - Mattaniah, whose name was changed to Zedekiah, after a reign of nearly ten years, rebelled, and was punished by Nebuchadnezzar, who went up against Jerusalem and reduced the city to the horrors of famine before taking it. Zedekiah's two sons were killed before his eyes, and then his eyes put out, and he, as a captive, was carried to Babylon, b
Oaths - ‘… saying, The Lord make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire’ … ( Jeremiah 29:22 ; cf
Lamentations, Book of - The view of Zedekiah, Judah's last king, in Lamentations 4:20 is also quite different from that found regarding him in Jeremiah 24:8-10
Oath - An oath even to a pagan king is so binding that Jehovah's chief reason for dethroning Zedekiah and giving him over to die in Babylon was his violating his oath to Nebuchadnezzar (Ezekiel 17:13-20; 2 Chronicles 36:13)
Evil Spirits - Micaiah evidently considered Zedekiah as used by God in order to entice Ahab to his merited doom
Jeremi'ah - First Jehoiakim, and afterwards his successor Jehoiachin, were carried into exile, 2 Kings 24 ; but Zedekiah, B
King, Kings - ...
The two BOOKS OF KINGS contain a history of the kings of Judah and Israel intermingled, commencing with Solomon and ending with Zedekiah; unlike the books of Chronicles, which give an account only of the kings of Judah
Jeremi'ah - First Jehoiakim, and afterwards his successor Jehoiachin, were carried into exile, 2 Kings 24 ; but Zedekiah, B
Babylon, History And Religion of - ...
Nebuchadnezzar appointed Zedekiah over Judah. Against the protests of Jeremiah, but with promises of Egyptian aid, Zedekiah revolted against Babylon in 589 B. Zedekiah was captured, Jerusalem burned, and the Temple destroyed (Jeremiah 52:12-14 )
Hardness of Heart - " A broken heart, in the full sense of the word, is a dead heart, and the blind in Scripture is where the eyes are put out, as in the instance of Zedekiah
Captivity - Under Zedekiah, b
Captivity - Under Zedekiah, B
Jeremiah - ]'>[1] (2 Kings 23:31 ) and Zedekiah (597-586 B. ) (Jeremiah 22:24 ; Jeremiah 24:1 ; Jeremiah 27:20 ; Jeremiah 28:3 ; Jeremiah 29:2 ; Jeremiah 37:1 ), and Zedekiah (597-586 B
Eye - For this reason the hapless Zedekiah was punished with the loss of sight, because he had rebelled against the king of Babylon, and endeavoured to recover the independence of his throne: "Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death," Jeremiah 52:11
Captives - In a posterior age, Zedekiah, the last king of Judah and Benjamin, after being compelled to behold the violent death of his sons and nobility, had his eyes put out, and was carried in chains to Babylon
Covenant - The king of Babylon “took of the king’s seed [3], and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him …” ( Ezekiel - ...
The nation as a whole had been unfaithful to God who had so lovingly cared for it (16:1-63), and Zedekiah the king had been treacherous in his political dealings (17:1-24)
Pharaoh - Jerusalem, under Zedekiah, fell before Nebuchadnezzar, 588 B
Mouth - 34:3, which has the same force): “And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, hut shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes
Urim And Thummim - The oracles of the Lord were thenceforth delivered by the prophets; as by Ahijah to Jeroboam 1 Kings 11:29 ; by Shemaiah to Rehoboam, 1 Kings 12:22 ; by Elijah to Ahab, 1 Kings 17:1 ; 1 Kings 21:17-29 ; by Michaiah to Ahab and Jehoshaphat, 1 Kings 22:7 ; by Elisha to Jehoshaphat and Jehoram, 2 Kings 3:11-14 ; by Isaiah to Hezekiah, 2 Kings 19:6-34 ; 2 Kings 20:1-11 ; by Huldah to Josiah, 2 Kings 22:13-20 ; by Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Jeremiah 32:3-5 , &c
Jericho - In its plains Zedekiah was overtaken by the Chalaeans (2 Kings 25:5; Jeremiah 39:5)
Ezekiel - This was in the fourth year of Zedekiah or of Jehoiachin's captivity; and one of the captives, Shemaiah, so far from believing, wrote back that Jeremiah should be imprisoned. Striking instances of seeming contradictions, which when understood become strong confirmations of genuineness, are Ezekiel 12:13, "I will bring him (Zedekiah) to Babylon
Lamentations, Book of - 586 Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem, put out the eyes of Zedekiah, slew the princes, burned the Temple and palaces, razed the walls, and deported the inhabitants (save some of the poorest sort) to forced labour in Babylon ( 2 Kings 25:1-30 )
Ammon, Ammonites - Later, the domination of the Babylonian compelled Ammon and Israel to become friends, for Ammon conspired with King Zedekiah against Nebuchadnezzar ( Jeremiah 27:3 ), and during the sieges of Jerusalem many Judæans had migrated to Ammon ( Jeremiah 40:11 )
Prophets - Jeremiah continued to prophesy under Shallum, Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, and Zedekiah, to the taking of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans, B
Chronology of the Biblical Period - ...
SIGNIFICANT DATES IN OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE HISTORY...
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Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob)...
1700-1500...
2000...
Exodus...
1290...
1450...
Conquest...
1250...
1400...
Judges...
1200-1025...
1360-1025...
Kings...
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Kings of United Israel...
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Saul...
1025-1005...
1020-1004...
David...
1005-965...
1004-965...
Solomon...
965-925...
965-931...
Kings of the Divided Kingdom...
Judah...
Israel...
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Rehoboam...
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924-907...
931-913...
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Jeroboam...
924-903...
926-909...
Abijam (Abijah)...
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907-906...
913-910...
Asa...
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905-874...
910-869...
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Nadab...
903-902...
909-908...
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Baasha...
902-886...
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Elah...
886-885...
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Zimri...
885...
885...
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(Tibni, 1 Kings 16:21 )...
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Omri...
885-873...
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874-850...
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Ahab...
873-851...
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Ahaziah...
851-849...
853-852...
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850-843...
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Jehoram...
849-843...
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841...
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843-837...
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Jehu...
843-816...
841-814...
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837-796...
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Jehoahaz...
816-800...
814-798...
Amaziah...
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798-767...
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Joash (Jehoash)...
800-785...
798-782...
Uzziah (Azariah)...
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791-740...
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Jeroboam II...
785-745...
793-753...
Jotham...
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750-742...
750-732...
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Zechariah...
745...
753-752...
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Shallum...
745...
752...
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Menahem...
745-736...
752-742...
Jehoahaz I (Ahaz)...
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742-727...
735-715...
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Pekahiah...
736-735...
742-740...
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Pekah...
735-732...
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Hoshea...
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Hezekiah...
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609...
609...
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597-586...
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BABYLONIAN EXILE AND RESTORATION UNDER PERSIAN RULE...
Jehoiachin and leaders exiled to Babylon including Ezekiel...
597...
Jerusalem destroyed, remaining leaders exiled to Babylon...
586...
Gedaliah set over Judea...
58...
Gedaliah assassinated...
581 (?)...
Jeremiah taken with other Judeans to Egypt...
581 (?)...
Judeans deported to Babylon...
581...
Cyrus, king of Persia...
559-530...
Babylon captured...
539...
Edict allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel...
538...
Temple restoration begun but quickly halted...
538...
Cambysses, king of Persia...
530-522...
Darius, king of Persia...
522-486...
Haggai and Zechariah lead rebuilding of Temple...
520-515...
Temple completed and rededicated...
515...
Xerxes, king of Persia...
486-465...
Artaxerxes I, king of Persia...
465-424...
Ezra returns to Jerusalem and teaches the law...
458...
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem and rebuilds the walls...
445...
NOTE: Overlapping dates of kings such as between Uzziah and Jotham result from coregencies, that is, a father installing his son as king during the father's lifetime and allowing the son to exercise royal power
Proselytes - ...
Under the kings strangers rose to influential positions: Doeg the Edomite (1 Samuel 21:7), Uriah the Hittite (2 Samuel 11:3), Araunah the Jebusite (2 Samuel 24:23), Zelek the Ammonite (2 Samuel 23:37), Ithmah the Moabite (1 Chronicles 11:46, the law in Deuteronomy 23:3 forbidding an Ammonite or Moabite to enter the congregation to the tenth generation does not forbid their settlement in Israel, the law must have been written in times long before David whose great grandmother was Ruth the Moabtress), Ittai the Gittite (2 Samuel 15:19), Shebna the secretary of state under Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:37; Isaiah 22:15), Ebedmelech the Ethiopian under Zedekiah (Jeremiah 38:7), the Cherethites and Pelethites
Judah, Kingdom of - ...
After the reigns of the worthless Jehoahaz, set aside by Pharaoh Necho who promoted Jehoiakim, and Jehoiachin or Coniah, Zedekiah (promoted by Nebuchadnezzar) through treachery in violation of his oath brought destruction on himself and Jerusalem (588 B
Egypt - The second successor of Necho, Apries, or Pharaoh-hophra, sent his army into Palestine to the aid of Zedekiah, Jeremiah 37:5; Jeremiah 37:7; Jeremiah 37:11, so that the siege of Jerusalem was raised for a time. Pharaoh-hophra aided Zedekiah, Jeremiah 37:5-11, so that the siege of Jerusalem was raised, but he appears to have been afterward attacked by Nebuchadnezzar
Exile - ...
Nebuchadnezzar appointed Zedekiah, a third son of Joshua to rule the vassal state of Judah for eleven years (597-586 B
Ahab - The names of him and Zedekiah, his fellow deceiver, were doomed to be a byword for a curse
Ezekiel, Book of - The flight and captivity of Zedekiah are foretold
Kings, the Books of - shedding and idolatry (the effects of which on the people the faithful Josiah could only undo externally) at last provoked God to give up Judah too to captivity; so Jehoiachin first and Zedekiah last were led away to Babylon, and Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed. Contemporary prophets, as Isaiah, with Ahaz and Hezekiah, Jeremiah with Jehoiakim and Zedekiah, elucidate the histories of Kings just as the epistles of New Testament are commentaries on Acts
Egypt - Zedekiah had been made governor of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, but he revolted and formed an alliance with Hophra. ) Hophra, or Apries, ally of Zedekiah, was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar (B
Jerusalem - And the third, in the reign of Zedekiah, the successor of Jehoiachin; in whose ninth year the most formidable siege which this ill fated city ever sustained, except that of Titus, was commenced. It continued two years; during a great part of which the inhabitants suffered all the horrors of famine: when, on the ninth day of the fourth month, in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, which answers to July in the year B. 588, the garrison, with the king, endeavoured to make their escape from the city, but were pursued and defeated by the Chaldeans in the plains of Jericho; Zedekiah taken prisoner; his sons killed before his face at Riblah, whither he was taken to the king of Babylon; and he himself, after his eyes were put out, was bound with fetters of brass, and carried prisoner to Babylon, where he died: thus fulfilling the prophecy of Ezekiel, which declared that he should be carried to Babylon, but should not see the place, though he should die there, Ezekiel 12:13
Genealogies of Jesus Christ - According to 2 Chronicles 36:10 his successor Zedekiah was his brother, according to 2 Kings 24:17 his father’s brother. Possibly there has been some confusion with Jehoiakim, who had three brothers (including a Zedekiah) according to 1 Chronicles 3:15; more probably the compiler has added the note, for the purpose indicated by Zahn, without regard for strict genealogical data
Captivity - Thirdly, Nebuchadnezzar carried away Judith under Zedekiah to Babylon, 588 B
Babylon - Mattaniah was left as king in Jerusalem, his name being changed to Zedekiah: he reigned 11 years
Moab - Moab sent messengers to Jerusalem to Zedekiah (so read for "Jehoiakim") to consult as to shaking off Nebuchadnezzar's yoke (Jeremiah 27:1-8; Jeremiah 27:10-11)
Nebuchadnezzar - Meantime Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar's sworn vassal, in treaty with Pharaoh Hophra (Apries) revolted (Ezekiel 17:15). Zedekiah's eyes were put out after he had seen his sons slain first at Riblah, where Nebuchadnezzar "gave judgment upon him," and was kept a prisoner in Babylon the rest of his life
Pharaoh - (See Zedekiah
Chronicles, the Books of - ...
For the writer of Chronicles and Ezra gives no details of Jehoiachin or Zedekiah, or what occurred in Judah after the temple was burnt; but only dwells on the spiritual lessons which Jerusalem's overthrow teaches, and proceeds at once to the return from Babylon
Chronicles, Theology of - This pattern continues down to the time of Zedekiah, when king, priests, and people forsake God, defiling the temple and rejecting all warnings of the prophets
Ezekiel - The last of Judah's kings, Zedekiah (597-587 B
Covenant - ...
King Zedekiah made a covenant with the people of Jerusalem, releasing the Hebrews from slavery (Jeremiah 34:8 )
Leadership - Not that this was so different from the situation just prior to Jerusalem's fallthe kings then, too, sere set up and removed at the will of foreign powers, Jehoiakim favored over his brother by Egypt and Zedekiah over his nephew by Babylon (2 Chronicles 36:3,10 )
Israel, History of - In his place Nebuchadrezzar placed Zedekiah (597-587)
Isidorus, Archbaptist of Seville - " The whole period (after an idea common in Augustine) is divided into six ages, ending with Noah, Abraham, Samuel, Zedekiah, Julius Caesar, Heraclius
Ascension of Isaiah - Meanwhile Belchira, a brother of the false prophet Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, accuses Isaiah and his fellow-prophets to the king, of prophesying evil against Jerusalem, and claiming to have seen God, and calling Jerusalem Sodom, and the princes the people of Gomorrah (2:12-3:10)
Prophet, Prophetess, Prophecy - For example, Jeremiah laid before King Zedekiah two possible scenarios (Jeremiah 38:17-19 ), and he did the same for the people of Judah (Jeremiah 42:10-16 )
Jerusalem - Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon captured and looted it, and carried away captive first Jehoiachin ( 2 Kings 24:12 ), and finally Zedekiah, the last king of Judah (ch
Jews - The fate of their kings Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jechoiachin, and Zedekiah, was unhappy. Provoked by Zedekiah's treachery, Nebuchadnezzar invaded the kingdom, murdered vast numbers, and reduced them to captivity
Prophet - It may have been insight into character that enabled Micaiah to predict the coming cowardice of Zedekiah (1 Kings 22:25), and it certainly seems to have been this that gave Elisha power to read the future of Hazael (2 Kings 8:12)