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King Jehoiachin ., 18th King of Judah

Hebrew: המלך יהויכין, המלך ה 18 של יהודה, Italian: Ioiachin, Re di Giuda, Estonian: Jekonja, 18th King of Judah
Also Known As: "Jechoniah"
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: -561 (50-60)
Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq
Immediate Family:

Son of Jehoiakim Elyakim, 17th King of Judah and Nehushta .
Father of Shealtiel ., 2nd Exilarch and Assir .
Brother of Jerahmeel . and Zedekiah .

Occupation: king, Roy de Judée
Managed by: Shmuel-Aharon Kam (Kahn / שמו...
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About King Jehoiachin, 18th King of Judah

Wikipedia: Jeconiah and יהויכין

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.

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. .

Was·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."

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.

Another reads:

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[1]; 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[20].

About יהויכין מלך יהודה 18 (עברית)

1 Chronicles Chapter 3 דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים א

1 Chronicles Chapter 3 דִּבְרֵי הַיָּמִים א טז וּבְנֵי, יְהוֹיָקִים--יְכָנְיָה בְנוֹ, צִדְקִיָּה בְנוֹ. 16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.

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King Jehoiachin, 18th King of Judah's Timeline

Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
Age 54
Babylon, Mesopotamia, Iraq