Then he was deposed by the king of Egypt, who demanded that Judah pay 7,500 pounds of silver and 75 pounds of gold as tribute.
References for 2 Chronicles 36:3
The king of Egypt then installed Eliakim, the brother of Jehoahaz, as the next king of Judah and Jerusalem, and he changed Eliakim’s name to Jehoiakim. Then Neco took Jehoahaz to Egypt as a prisoner.
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years. He did what was evil in the sight of the his God.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and captured it, and he bound Jehoiakim in bronze chains and led him away to Babylon.
Nebuchadnezzar also took some of the treasures from the Temple of the , and he placed them in his palace in Babylon.
References for 2 Chronicles 36:7
The rest of the events in Jehoiakim’s reign, including all the evil things he did and everything found against him, are recorded in Then his son Jehoiachin became the next king.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. Jehoiachin did what was evil in the ’s sight.
References for 2 Chronicles 36:9
In the spring of the year King Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin to Babylon. Many treasures from the Temple of the were also taken to Babylon at that time. And Nebuchadnezzar installed Jehoiachin’s uncle, Zedekiah, as the next king in Judah and Jerusalem.
References for 2 Chronicles 36:10
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eleven years.
But Zedekiah did what was evil in the sight of the his God, and he refused to humble himself when the prophet Jeremiah spoke to him directly from the .
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, even though he had taken an oath of loyalty in God’s name. Zedekiah was a hard and stubborn man, refusing to turn to the , the God of Israel.