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Zedekiah / Mattanyahu / צדקיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה

Nicknames: "Mattaniah", "Mattanyahu", "Tzidkiya", "Tzidkiyahu", "Zedekiah", "מתניה", "צדקיהו", "KING OF ISRAEL/JUDAH"
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Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: Died in Riblah, Babylon
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Son of Josiah / Josias / יאשיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה; KING JOSIAH; Hammutal / חמוטל / חמיטל . and MAHMUTAH
Husband of NN .
Father of Malchiah .; Jerahmeel .; Maachah .; NN .; Tamar . and 1 other
Brother of Shallum / Yehoahaz II / יהואחז King of Judah / מלך יהודה; Yohanan / יוחנן . and Yohanan
Half brother of Jehoiakim/ Yehoahaz / יהויקים King of Judah / מלך יהודה and Jehonas

Occupation: King of Judah / מלך יהודה, d.ca587bc or bca407bc
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Zedekiah / Mattanyahu / צדקיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה

Wikipedia: Zedekiah and צדקיהו

The last King of Judah before the exile.

His original name was Mattanyahu (Hebrew: מַתַּנְיָהוּ‎, Mattanyāhû, "Gift of God"; traditional English: Mattaniah), but when Nebuchadnezzar II placed him on the throne as the successor to Jehoiachin, he changed his name to Zedekiah. Zedekiah was the third son of Josiah, and his mother was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, thus he was the brother of Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31, 24:17-18, 23:31, 24:17-18).

He ascended the throne at the age of twenty-one and became a strong leader. The kingdom was at that time tributary to Nebuchadnezzar II. Despite the strong remonstrances of Jeremiah and others, as well as the example of Jehoiachin, he revolted against Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt. This brought up Nebuchadnezzar, "with all his host" (2 Kings 25:1), against Jerusalem.

Nebuchadnezzar began a siege of Jerusalem 589 BCE. During this siege, which lasted about eighteen months.

In the eleventh year of Zedekiah's reign, Nebuchadnezzar succeeded in conquering Jerusalem. The city was plundered and reduced to ruins. Zedekiah and his followers attempted to escape, making their way out of the city, but were captured on the plains of Jericho, and were taken to Riblah. There, after seeing his own sons put to death, his own eyes were put out, and, being loaded with chains, he was carried captive (587 BCE) to Babylon, where he remained a prisoner, how long is unknown, to the day of his death.

After the fall of Jerusalem, Nebuzaraddan was sent to carry out its complete destruction. The city was razed to the ground. Only a small number of vinedressers and husbandmen were permitted to remain in the land. Gedaliah, with a Chaldean guard stationed at Mizpah, was left to rule over Judah

According to the Book of Mormon, Zedekiah's son Mulek escaped death and travelled across one of the oceans (Atlantic or Pacific) to the Americas, where he founded a nation that later merged with the Nephites.

-------------------- Aka: Matanyahu/Tzidkiyahu. Born ~ 599 BC. Died ~ 578 BC. Third son of his parents. Hebrew name means 'my righteousness'. Nebuchadnezzar II changed his name to Zedekish. Book of Mornon ~ Zedekiah's son, Mulek, escaped death & travelled across one of the oceans to the Americas, where he founded a nation that later merged with the Nephites. He was the last king of Judah. After having to watch his sons put to death & his eyes put out, loaded with chains & carried captive to Babylon where he remained a prisoner until his death. The ruins of Mesopotamia can be found in present day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq. -------------------- Sedequías fue el último rey de Judá. Nabucodonosór, rey de Babilonia, entró a Jerusalén en el año décimo del reinado de Sedequías y la sitió por un tiempo. Después la ciudad fue asolada y sus riquezas saquadas, los hijos del rey y los nobles fueron asesinados y el resto llevados en cautiverio a Babilonia. (2 Reyes 24:18-20 y 25:1-21)

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Zedekiah / Mattanyahu / צדקיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה's Timeline

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Riblah, Babylon
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