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2. Last king of Judah (596-586 B.C.). Zedekiah was made king in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (2 Kings 24:17 ). When he rebelled, the Babylonian army besieged Jerusalem and destroyed it. Zedekiah was taken to Riblah along with his family. At Riblah he witnessed the executions of his sons before his own eyes were blinded (2 Kings 25:7 ). Then Zedekiah was taken to Babylon. He apparently died in captivity. See Israel .
3. Son either of Jehoiakim or Jeconiah (1 Chronicles 3:16 ), the Hebrew text being unclear at this point. 4. Signer of Nehemiah's covenant (1 Chronicles 10:1 ), spelled Zidkijah by KJV:5. Prophet who promised quick hope to Exiles in Babylon (Jeremiah 29:21 ). Jeremiah pronounced God's judgment on him. 6. Royal official in Jeremiah's day (Jeremiah 36:12 ).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zedekiah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/z/zedekiah.html. 1991.