While Josiah was king, Pharaoh Neco1 king of Egypt went up to the Euphrates River to help the king of Assyria. King Josiah marched out to meet him in battle, but Neco faced him and killed him at Megiddo.230
Josiah's servants brought his body in a chariot3 from Megiddo to Jerusalem and buried him in his own tomb. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and anointed him and made him king in place of his father.
Jehoahaz4 was twenty-three years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother's name was Hamutal5 daughter of Jeremiah; she was from Libnah.
He did evil6 in the eyes of the LORD, just as his fathers had done.
Pharaoh Neco put him in chains at Riblah7 in the land of Hamatha8 so that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and he imposed on Judah a levy of a hundred talentsb of silver and a talentc of gold.
Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim9 son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah and changed Eliakim's name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz and carried him off to Egypt, and there he died.1035
Jehoiakim paid Pharaoh Neco the silver and gold he demanded. In order to do so, he taxed the land and exacted the silver and gold from the people of the land according to their assessments.11