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2 Kings 24:18

Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he became king, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem; and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Hamutal;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jeremiah;   Zedekiah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jeremiah, the Book of;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Zedekiah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Egypt;   Jeremiah;   Zedekiah;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Hamutal;   Kings, the Books of;   Zedekiah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Hamutal;   Jeremiah;   Kings, the Books of;   Libnah;   Zedekiah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exile;   Hamutal;   Isaiah;   Jeremiah;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Libnah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Hamutal;   Isaiah, Book of;   Israel;   Jeremiah;   Libnah;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Babylon ;   Hamutal ;   Jeremiah ;   Jeremiah, Book of;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jeremiah;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jeremiah (2);   Smith Bible Dictionary - Hamu'tal;   Zedeki'ah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Zedekiah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Hamutal;   Jeremiah (1);   Libnah;   Queen Mother;   Relationships, Family;   Zebidah;   Zedekiah (2);  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

A SUMMARY OF ZEDEKIAH'S EVIL REIGN

"And Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. And he did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. For through the anger of Jehovah did it come to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence."

Jeconiah was the last king of Israel and was so recognized by the Jews, because Zedekiah was merely a faithless puppet of Nebuchadnezzar; and with his foolish rebellion, Jerusalem fell a third time.

"Until he had cast them out from his presence" (2 Kings 24:20). There is no tragedy in history quite as pathetic as that of the Jewish kingdom with its reprobate Davidic dynasty. Here again, as repeatedly in the sacred text, it is stated that God could no longer bear the sight of them and that he cast them out of his sight. Yet, racial Israel never desired anything either in heaven or upon earth quite as fervently and passionately as they desired the restoration of that godless "sinful kingdom." They even maneuvered the crucifixion of the Son of God himself when they discovered that Jesus Christ did not have the slightest intention of restoring any such kingdom!

Zedekiah violated his oath of allegiance to Nebuchadnezzar, and when Nebuchadnezzar came up once more to destroy Jerusalem, Zedekiah asked Jeremiah to pray for the city, evidently expecting another such deliverance as that which had come in the days of Hezekiah, but God, on the other hand, declared that he would fight against Zedekiah and the city and destroy them. That tragedy, recorded in the next chapter, concludes the Book of 2Kings.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:18". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/2-kings-24.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 24:18 Zedekiah [was] twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name [was] Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

Ver. 18. And he reigned eleven years.] But had small joy of his kingdom; so had King John of England.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-24.html. 1865-1868.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Hamutal. Therefore only half-brother to Jehoiakim, but full brother to Jehoahaz.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:18". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-24.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
A. M. 3405-3416. B.C. 599-588. Zedekiah
2 Chronicles 36:11; Jeremiah 37:1; 52:1-11
Hamutal
23:31
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:14 - Josiah;  Jeremiah 21:1 - when

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-24.html.

Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Comparison of the Text of Kings and Jeremiah - This last section in 2 Kings 24:18 to 2 Kings 25:30 is practically identical to Jeremiah 52:1-34. This account in 2Kings is almost a word for word copy of the last chapter of Jeremiah.

2 Kings 24:18 to 2 Kings 25:21 The Reign of Zedekiah Over Judah (597-586 B. C.) - 2 Kings 24:18 to 2 Kings 25:21 records the account of the reign of Zedekiah over Judah.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:18". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/2-kings-24.html. 2013.