of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah
Who must then be fifty five years of age:
that Evilmerodach king of Babylon;
who is supposed, by some F26", to be the same with Belshazzar, and his successor Neriglissar, the same with Darius the Mede in Daniel. From hence, to the end of the chapter, the same account is given of the kindness of this king to Jehoiachin, as in ( Jeremiah 52:31-34 ) . (See Gill on Jeremiah 52:31), (See Gill on Jeremiah 52:32), (See Gill on Jeremiah 52:33), (See Gill on Jeremiah 52:34).
Metasthenes F1 calls him Amilinus Evilmerodach, and says he reigned thirty years, and makes Belshazzar, or Baltassar, as he calls him, his third son.
F26 Vid. Lampe, Eccles. Hist. l. 1. c. 7. sect. 18.
F1 Ut supra. (De Judicio Temp. & Annal. Pers. fol. 221. 2.)