|Overview - 2 Kings 24|
|1||Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelling against him, procures his own ruin.|
|5||Jehoiachin succeeds him.|
|7||The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon.|
|8||Jehoiachin's evil reign.|
|10||Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon.|
|17||Zedekiah is made king, and reigns ill, unto the utter destruction of Judah.|
2 Kings 24:6 (King James Version)
So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
- M. 3405. B.C. 599. slept
- As Jehoiakim was "buried with the burial of an ass," by being "drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem," without
- internment, the expression "slept with his fathers," can only mean that the died, or slept the sleep of death. In the East, a body exposed during the night would be a prey to wild animals; if any of it were left till the morning, the carnivorous birds would devour it. 2 Chronicles 36:6 2 Chronicles 36:8 ; Jeremiah 22:18 Jeremiah 22:19 ; 36:30
- As this man reigned only three months, and was a mere vassal of the king of Babylon, his reign is scarcely reckoned; and therefore Jeremiah (ch. 31:30 ) says of Jehoiakim, "he shall have none to sit upon the throne of David."