Then the sent bands of Babylonian, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Judah to destroy it, just as the had promised through his prophets.
References for 2 Kings 24:2
These disasters happened to Judah because of the ’s command. He had decided to banish Judah from his presence because of the many sins of Manasseh,
who had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood. The would not forgive this.
The rest of the events in Jehoiakim’s reign and all his deeds are recorded in
When Jehoiakim died, his son Jehoiachin became the next king.
The king of Egypt did not venture out of his country after that, for the king of Babylon captured the entire area formerly claimed by Egypt—from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan from Jerusalem.
Jehoiachin did what was evil in the ’s sight, just as his father had done.
During Jehoiachin’s reign, the officers of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came up against Jerusalem and besieged it.
Nebuchadnezzar himself arrived at the city during the siege.
Then King Jehoiachin, along with the queen mother, his advisers, his commanders, and his officials, surrendered to the Babylonians. In the eighth year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, he took Jehoiachin prisoner.