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jehoiachin


jehoiachin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jehoiachin 
  succeeded  his  father  Jehoiakin  (B.C.  599)  when  only  eight  years 
  of  age,  and  reigned  for  one  hundred  days  (2  Chr.  36:9).  He  is 
  also  called  Jeconiah  (Jer.  24:1;  27:20,  etc.),  and  Coniah 
  (22:24;  37:1).  He  was  succeeded  by  his  uncle,  Mattaniah  = 
  Zedekiah  (q.v.).  He  was  the  last  direct  heir  to  the  Jewish 
  crown.  He  was  carried  captive  to  Babylon  by  Nebuchadnezzar, 
  along  with  the  flower  of  the  nobility,  all  the  leading  men  in 
  Jerusalem,  and  a  great  body  of  the  general  population,  some 
  thirteen  thousand  in  all  (2  Kings  24:12-16;  Jer.  52:28).  After 
  an  imprisonment  of  thirty-seven  years  (Jer.  52:31,  33),  he  was 
  liberated  by  Evil-merodach,  and  permitted  to  occupy  a  place  in 
  the  king's  household  and  sit  at  his  table,  receiving  "every  day 
  a  portion  until  the  day  of  his  death,  all  the  days  of  his  life" 
  (52:32-34). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jehoiachin,  preparation,  or  strength,  of  the  Lord