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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Succeeded his father Jehoiakin (B.C. 599) when only eight years of age, and reigned for one hundred days (2 Chronicles 36:9). He is also called Jeconiah (Jeremiah 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; Jeremiah 52:28). After an imprisonment of thirty-seven years (Jeremiah 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).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

preparation, or strength, of the Lord

Naves Topical Index

King of Judah and successor to Jehoiakim
2 Kings 24:6-8; 2 Chronicles 36:8-9

Called Jeconiah
1 Chronicles 3:16; Jeremiah 24:1

Called Coniah
Jeremiah 22:24; Jeremiah 37:1

Wicked reign of
2 Kings 24:9; 2 Chronicles 36:9

Nebuchadnezzar invades his kingdom, takes him captive to Babylon
2 Kings 24:10-16; 2 Chronicles 36:10; Esther 2:6; Jeremiah 27:20; Jeremiah 29:1-2; Ezekiel 1:2

Confined in prison thirty-seven years
2 Kings 25:27

Released from prison by Evil-Merodach, and promoted above other kings, and honored until death
2 Kings 25:27-30; Jeremiah 52:31-34

Prophecies concerning
Jeremiah 22:24-30; Jeremiah 28:4

Sons of
1 Chronicles 3:17-18

Ancestor of Jesus
Matthew 1:12

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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 defenseless, 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. (Jeremiah 29:2; Ezekiel 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 Evilmerodach, succeeding to the throne of Babylon, brought him out of prison, and made him sit at this own table. The time of his death is uncertain.