About Malchijah (Melchiah) .
was executed by Nebuchadnezzar
The King of Judah was taken with his family to Riblah to the military headquarters of King Nebuchadnezzar. Here was the global ruler, who had put him into power, and entrusted him to keep his kingdom loyal to the international political and economic interests of their global empire, Babylon. Here was the ancient “Golden Internationale”. The king was chastised for his unfaithfulness and breaking his oath of servitude to him.
Then before his eyes, his sons were massacred, and then his eyes were gouged out. His last visible memory would forever be his sons, lying in pools of blood, for the oaths that he did not keep. In his mind, the entire lineage of the royal family of Solomon was now destroyed. His nephew, King Jeconiah, was still alive and now solitary confinement in Babylon, also for active rebellion in Babylon. Jeconiah’s family lineage was now extinct. Here now, lying dead before him was the last of the physical descendants of the royal house of David and Solomon. It was now over. The promises of God appeared to have now completely failed. King Zedekiah, blinded, was bound in chains and taken to Babylon. There in the prisons he languished until his death, nine years later.