Nehushta

Nehushta (Ni-hoosh´tuh)

Wife of King Jehoiakim of Judah and mother of King Jehoiachin (2Kgs 24:8). As queen mother she played an important role in the royal court; therefore she was exiled to Babylon along with her son (2Kgs 24:12) and the members of other prominent families.

2Kgs 24:8

Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin
8Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehusht ... View more

2Kgs 24:12

12King Jehoiachin of Judah gave himself up to the king of Babylon, himself, his mother, his servants, his officers, and his palace officials. The king of Babylo ... View more

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