Jechoniah Yehoakhin King of Judah
Hebrew: יהויכין יכניה מלך יהודה
|Nicknames:||"Coniah", "Jeconiah", "Yehoyakhin", "Yechonyah יְכָנְיָה", "Eliakim"|
|Death:||Died in Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq|
|Occupation:||king, Roy de Judée|
|Managed by:||Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn)|
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טז וּבְנֵי, יְהוֹיָקִים--יְכָנְיָה בְנוֹ, צִדְקִיָּה בְנוֹ. 16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
-------------------- King of High Judah. Pharaoh Neco put Eliakim on the throne of Judah & changed his name to Jehoiakim. He was 25 when he began to reign. He was on the throne for 11 yrs. when Nebuchadnezzar took him captive to Babylon. -------------------- event
0587 B.C. .
·taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar II || As noted by tablets found in Babylon dating from Nebuchadnezzar II, 595-570, where is listed the deliveries of rations of oil and barley to the captive Jehoiachim and five of his sons, among others.
0558 B.C. .
·released from his captivity by Evilmerodach and reinstated as King of Judah || 2 Kings 25:27 "And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison." 25:28 "And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon." -------------------- Jehoiachin, son of King Jehoikim, had only just succeeded to the throne when
the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar attacked.
Jehoiachin surrendered and was taken, together with a section of the population,
into exile to Babylon, where he was imprisoned.
Later "Nebuchadnezzar's successor Evil-Merodach released Jehoiachin King of Judah
from imprisonment, and bestowed special favours on him. Together with other members of the old Judean royal dynasty, Jehoiachin received official allocations
from the household of the King of Babylon (II Kings 25:29-30 and cuneiform administrative documents)."
-------------------- Chronicles I 3:15 --------------------
occupation: Melech Jehuda,
son of Jehojakim and Nehushya to: nn
1) Shaltiel to: nn
-------------------- The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David the king.
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa, and Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos, and Amos the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of She-alti-el, and She-alti-el the father of Zerubbabel, and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.]
-------------------- When Yehoyachin was exiled: Megillah 11b
Evil Merodach's release of Yehoyachin: Megillah 11b
During his excavation of Babylon in 1899-1917, Robert Koldeway discovered a royal archive room of King Nebuchadnezzar near the Ishtar Gate. It contained tablets dating to 595-570 BC.
The tablets were translated in the 1930s by the German Assyriologist, Ernst Weidner. Four of these tablets list rations of oil and barley given to various individuals—including the deposed King Jehoiachin—by Nebuchadnezzar from the royal storehouses, dated five years after Jehoiachin was taken captive.
One tablet reads:
10 (sila of oil) to the king of Judah, Yaukin; 2 1/2 sila (oil) to the offspring of Judah’s king; 4 sila to eight men from Judea.
1 1/2 sila (oil) for three carpenters from Arvad, 1/2 apiece; 11 1/2 sila for eight wood workers from Byblos. . .; 3 1/2 sila for seven Greek craftsman, 1/2 sila apiece; 1/2 sila to the carpenter, Nabuetir; 10 sila to Ia-ku-u-ki-nu, the son of Judah’s king; 2 1/2 sila for the five sons of the Judean king.
Notice how much more Jehoiachin got than everyone else. Obviously he had the king’s favor.
Significance: This confirms the existence of Jehoiachin. This confirms the Biblical account of his rations. The Babylonian chronicles are currently housed in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin. -------------------- nevuchadnetsar took yehoyachin to bavel and put tsidkiyahu as king
About יהויכין יכניה מלך יהודה (עברית)
1 Chronicles Chapter 3 דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים א
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