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 Jeremiah 52:33 ), 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 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Jehoiachin". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".