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Jeho-iachin


Jeho-i’achin (whom Jehovah has appointed), son of Jehoiakim, and for three months and ten days king of Judah. (b.c. 597.) At his accession Jerusalem was quite defenceless, and unable to offer any resistance to the army which Nebuchadnezzar sent to besiege it. 2 Kings 24:10, 11. In a very short time Jehoiachin surrendered at discretion; and he, and the queen-mother, and all his servants, captains, and officers, came out and gave themselves up to Nebuchadnezzar, who carried them, with the harem and the eunuchs, to Babylon. Jer. 29:2; Ezek. 17:12; 19:9. There he remained a prisoner, actually in prison and wearing prison garments, for thirty-six years, viz., till the death of Nebuchadnezzar, when Evil-merodach, succeeding to the throne of Babylon, brought him out of prison, and made him sit at his own table. The time of his death is uncertain.