Tzidkiyahu was twenty-one years old when he began to rule, and he ruled for eleven years in Yerushalayim. His mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Yirmeyahu, from Livnah.
He did what was evil from ADONAI's perspective, following the example of everything Y'hoyakim had done.
And it was because of ADONAI's anger that all these things happened to Yerushalayim and Y'hudah, until he had thrown them out of his presence. Tzidkiyahu rebelled against the king of Bavel;
so in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, N'vukhadretzar king of Bavel marched against Yerushalayim with his entire army. He set up camp against it and built siege towers against it on every side.
The city remained under siege into the eleventh year of King Tzidkiyahu.
On the ninth day of the fourth month, when the famine in the city was so severe that there was no food for the people of the land,