Coniah (Koh-ni´uh; a shortened form of Jehoiachin, Heb., “Yah[weh] has appointed”)

The son of Jehoiakim and grandson of Josiah, who began his reign as king in Judah about 598 BCE (Jer 22:24; Jer 22:28; Jer 37:1). He was the last king of Judah before it fell to Babylon and was deported to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. He is also called Jeconiah (Jer 24:1; Matt 1:11).

Jer 22:24

Judgment on Coniah (Jehoiachin)
24As I live, says the Lord, even if King Coniah son of Jehoiakim of Judah were the signet ring on my right hand, even from there ... View more

Jer 22:28

28Is this man Coniah a despised broken pot,
a vessel no one wants?
Why are he and his offspring hurled out
and cast away in a land that they do not know?

Jer 37:1

Zedekiah's Vain Hope
1Zedekiah son of Josiah, whom King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, succeeded Coniah son of Jehoiakim.

Jer 24:1

The Good and the Bad Figs
1The Lord showed me two baskets of figs placed before the temple of the Lord. This was after King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon had taken ... View more

Matt 1:11

11and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.

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