Zedekiah

Zedekiah (Zed´uh-ki´uh; Heb., “Yah[weh] is righteousness”)

1 The last king of Judah, who was placed on the throne as a puppet ruler by Nebuchadnezzar after his first conquest of Jerusalem in 597 BCE (2Kgs 24:17). In spite of the repeated warnings and criticisms by the prophet Jeremiah, Zedekiah rebelled against his Babylonian overlords (2Kgs 24:20; Jer 37-39; Jer 52). Jerusalem was recaptured and destroyed (586 BCE), and a bereaved and maimed Zedekiah was taken in fetters to Babylon (2Kgs 25:6-7). 2 A priest of Nehemiah’s time (Neh 10:2). 3 Two nobles of Nehemiah’s time (Jer 36:12; 1Chr 3:16). 4 A false prophet opposed by Micaiah, son of Imlah (1Kgs 22:11; 1Kgs 22:24; 2Chr 18:10; 2Chr 18:23). 5 A false prophet opposed by Jeremiah (Jer 29:21-23).

2Kgs 24:17

17The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin's uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2Kgs 24:20

20Indeed, Jerusalem and Judah so angered the Lord that he expelled them from his presence.
The Fall and Captivity of Judah
Zedekiah rebelled against the king of ... View more

Jer 37-39

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.2But neither ... View more

Jer 52

The Destruction of Jerusalem Reviewed
1Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Ham ... View more

2Kgs 25:6-7

6Then they captured the king and brought him up to the king of Babylon at Riblah, who passed sentence on him.7They slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his e ... View more

Neh 10:2

2Seraiah, Azariah, Jeremiah,

Jer 36:12

12he went down to the king's house, into the secretary's chamber; and all the officials were sitting there: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Eln ... View more

1Chr 3:16

16The descendants of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son;

1Kgs 22:11

11Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron, and he said, “Thus says the Lord: With these you shall gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.”

1Kgs 22:24

24Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah came up to Micaiah, slapped him on the cheek, and said, “Which way did the spirit of the Lord pass from me to speak to you?”

2Chr 18:10

10Zedekiah son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron, and he said, “Thus says the Lord: With these you shall gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.”

2Chr 18:23

23Then Zedekiah son of Chenaanah came up to Micaiah, slapped him on the cheek, and said, “Which way did the spirit of the Lord pass from me to speak to you?”

Jer 29:21-23

21Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying a lie to you in my name: I am ... View more

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