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2 Kings 24:6

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers, and Jehoiachin his son became king in his place.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Babylon;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiachin;   Jehoiakim;   Nehushta;   Thompson Chain Reference - Coniah;   Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Jeconiah;   Jehoiachin;   Kings of Israel;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jehoiachin;   Jehoiakim;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Jehoiachin;   Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiakim;   Jeremiah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Babylon, History and Religion of;   Crimes and Punishments;   Exile;   Jehoiachin;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jeremiah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Babylon ;   Jehoiachin ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehoiachin;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jehoiakim;   Names, Proper;   Tax;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Jehoiachin his son - As this man reigned only three months and was a mere vassal to the Babylonians, his reign is scarcely to be reckoned; and therefore Jeremiah says of Jehoiakim, He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David, Jeremiah 36:30, for at that time it belonged to the king of Babylon, and Jehoiachin was a mere viceroy or governor. Jehoiachin is called Jechonias in Matthew 1:11.

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Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Jehoiachin - Also called Jeconiah and Coniah. Jehoiachin and Jeconiah both mean “Yahweh will establish,” Coniah, “Yahweh establishes.” Probably his original name was Jehoiachin. When he ascended the throne, and was required to take a new name, anxious not to lose the good men contained in his old one, he simply transposed the two elements. Jeremiah shortened this new name from Jeconiah to Coniah, thus cutting off from it the notion of futurity, to imply that that would not be which the name declared would be. In other words, “Yahweh establishes,” but this prince he will not establish.

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John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers,.... He died as they did, but was not buried with them, and indeed had no burial at all, according to the prophecy of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 22:18 for, falling into the hands of the king of Babylon, he was bound in chains, in order to be carried to Babylon, but died as soon as he came out of Jerusalem, at the gates of which he was cast, and had no burial, 2 Chronicles 36:6. At this time also some of the vessels of the temple were carried away, and put in the idol's temple at Babylon, 2 Chronicles 36:7, and EupolemusF16Ut supra. (Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 9. c. 39. p. 454.) says, that whatever gold, silver, and brass, were in the temple, were carried away:

and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead; called sometimes Jeconiah, and by contempt Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24.

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Geneva Study Bible

So Jehoiakim c slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

(c) Not that he was buried with his fathers, but he died in the way, as they let him prisoner toward Babylon, see (Jeremiah 22:19).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-24.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Jehoiakim slept with his fathers — This phraseology can mean nothing more than that he died; for he was not buried with his royal ancestors; and whether he fell in battle, or his body was subjected to posthumous insults, he was, according to the prediction (Jeremiah 22:19), not honored with the rites of sepulture (Jeremiah 36:30).

Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead — The very brief reign of this prince, which lasted only three months, during which he was a humble vassal of the Assyrians, is scarcely deserving to be taken into account, and therefore is in no way contradictory to the prophetic menace denounced against his father (Jeremiah 36:30).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:6". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-24.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

With his fathers — But it is not said, he was buried with them. No doubt the prophecy of Jeremiah was fulfilled, that he should not be lamented as his father was, but buried with the burial of an ass.

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John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 24:6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

Ver. 6. So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers.] Respectu habito ad communem naturae legem; Jehoiakim died, being slain in Jerusalem, and as "an ass cast forth beyond the gates"; [Jeremiah 22:18-19] or else, going captive to Babylon, he died by the way, ingloria vita recessit, without burial or mourning. [2 Chronicles 36:6] He is also cut out of the roll of the kings of Judah. [Matthew 1:11]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:6". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-24.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Kings 24:6. Jehoiakim slept with his fathers It is plain that this expression can signify no more than that he died as his fathers did; for he neither died in his bed, nor was he buried with his fathers, but lay above ground, unburied, according to the prediction of Jeremiah, ch. Jeremiah 36:30.

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Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Jehoiachin, called also Jeconiah, 1 Chronicles 3:16, (as Jehoiakim also was, by comparing this with Matthew 1:11) and, in way of contempt,

Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

6.Jehoiakim slept with his fathers — This expression does not necessarily imply that he had a peaceful death; and there is here no mention of his burial, as of other kings. Compare 2 Kings 23:30; 2 Kings 22:18; 2 Chronicles 32:33. Jeremiah prophesied of this king, “He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.” And again: “He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.” Jeremiah 22:19; Jeremiah 36:30. The historian does not record the literal fulfilment of these prophecies, but he says nothing inconsistent with such a fulfilment. As the statement that Judas “went and hanged himself” (Matthew 27:5) is consistent also with the fact that “falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out,” (Acts 1:18, note,) so also is Jehoiakim’s sleeping with his fathers consistent with the dishonouring of his body after death. Some think he was first buried, but that after the capture of Jerusalem his bones were disinterred and exposed to insult before the gate of the city; others, that he was slain in battle with the marauding bands mentioned in 2 Kings 24:2, or was seduced beyond the walls of the city, and there treacherously slain and denied the rites of burial. These are all conjectures, but either of them serves to show that there is no contradiction between the different passages which refer to Jehoiakim’s death.

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Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 24:6. So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers — But it is not said he was buried with them. No doubt the prophecy of Jeremiah was fulfilled, that he should not be lamented as his father was, but buried with the burial of an ass. Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead — Called also Jechoniah, 1 Chronicles 3:16, and in a way of contempt Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24.

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George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Joachin, who is styled Jechonias, Matthew i., and Conias [in] Jeremias xxii. 24. The prophet counts his reign as nothing, because it was so limited by the Chaldeans, and continued only three months, Jeremias xxxvi. 30.

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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

slept with his fathers. Only the fact referred to here. Not the manner of his death and burial, for which see Jeremiah 22:18, Jeremiah 22:19; Jeremiah 36:29, Jeremiah 36:30 It was as foretold. The expression "slept with his fathers" is used even of Ahab; and every king of Judah whose death is recorded is said also to have been buried, except Jehoiakim. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16.

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Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

Jehoiakim slept with his fathers. This phraseology can mean nothing more than that he died, because he was not buried with his royal ancestors; and whether he fell in battle, or his body was subjected to posthumous insults, he was, according to the prediction, Jeremiah 22:19, not honoured with the rites of sepulture (Jeremiah 36:30).

Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. The very brief reign of this prince, which lasted only three months, during which be was a humble vassal of the Assyrians, is scarcely deserving to be taken into account, and therefore is no way contradictory to the prophetic menace denounced against his father (Jeremiah 36:30).

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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(6) So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers.—The usual notice of the king’s burial is omitted, and the omission is significant, considered in the light of Jeremiah’s prophecy: “Thus saith the Lord concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; they shall not lament for him . . . He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem”(Jeremiah 22:18-19; comp. Jeremiah 36:30). Jehoiakim appears to have been slain in an encounter with the bauds of freebooters mentioned in 2 Kings 24:2, so that his body was left to decay where it fell, all his followers having perished with him. Ewald supposes that he was lured out of Jerusalem to a pretended conference with the Chaldeans, and then treacherously seized, and, as he proved a refractory prisoner, slain, and his body denied the last honours, his family craving its restoration in vain. (The words of the text do not necessarily imply a natural and peaceful death, as Thenius alleges, but simply death without further qualification.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.
A. M. 3405. B.C. 599. slept As Jehoiakim was "buried with the burial of an ass," by being "drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem," without internment, the expression "slept with his fathers," can only mean that the died, or slept the sleep of death. In the East, a body exposed during the night would be a prey to wild animals; if any of it were left till the morning, the carnivorous birds would devour it
2 Chronicles 36:6,8; Jeremiah 22:18,19; 36:30
Jehoiachin
As this man reigned only three months, and was a mere vassal of the king of Babylon, his reign is scarcely reckoned; and therefore Jeremiah (ch. 31:30) says of Jehoiakim, "he shall have none to sit upon the throne of David."
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:16 - Jeconiah;  Esther 2:6 - Jeconiah;  Ecclesiastes 4:14 - also;  Jeremiah 22:24 - Coniah;  Ezekiel 14:20 - Daniel;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong

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