Jeremiah 52:34

34 So the Babylonian king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. This continued until the day of his death.

Jeremiah 52:34 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 52:34

And [for] his diet, there was a continual diet given him of
the king of Babylon
This seems to design not food only, and for himself, which he had daily at the king's table, but all necessary provisions for himself, family, and servants: every day a portion, until the day of his death, all the days of his
life;
that is, of Jeconiah's; how long he lived after this is not known; he was now fifty five years of age, and cannot be thought to have lived a great while after, having been imprisoned so many years; and it is certain he did not live to the return from the captivity. Of the death of Zedekiah we have no account, only that he died in prison. The Jews say F24 he died at this very time, when Jeconiah was advanced. The account here given of Jeconiah has led some to conclude that this chapter was not written by Jeremiah; since it cannot be well thought he should live so long as to the death of this prince; and, besides, had given an account of the destruction of Jerusalem in the thirty ninth chapter, which he would hardly repeat: though that he might do, partly for the sake of new circumstances here added; and partly as an introduction to the book of the Lamentations, which follows.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 28. p. 81.

Jeremiah 52:34 In-Context

32 He spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon.
33 He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes to replace his prison garb and allowed him to dine in the king’s presence for the rest of his life.
34 So the Babylonian king gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. This continued until the day of his death.