2 Kings 25:27

Jehoiachin Released

27 In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the year Awel-Marduk became king of Babylon, he released Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison. He did this on the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month.

Read 2 Kings 25:27 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
And in the thirty-seventh year of the exile of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, graciously freed Jehoiachin king of Judah from prison.
In the thirty-seventh year of the exile of King Jehoiachin of Judah, Evil-merodach ascended to the Babylonian throne. He was kind to Jehoiachin and released him from prison on April 2 of that year.

What does 2 Kings 25:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 27-30. And it came to pass in the thirty and seventh year
of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah
Who must then be fifty five years of age:

in the twelfth month, on the twenty and seventh day of the month;
in ( Jeremiah 52:31 ) it is said to be the twenty fifth day; of the reason of which difference, (See Gill on Jeremiah 52:31):

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.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Vid. Lampe, Eccles. Hist. l. 1. c. 7. sect. 18.
F1 Ut supra. (De Judicio Temp. & Annal. Pers. fol. 221. 2.)
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