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otherwise called Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24 , and Jeconiah, 1 Chronicles 3:17 , the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and grandson of Josiah. He ascended the throne, and reigned only three months. It seems he was born about the time of the first Babylonish captivity, A.M. 3398, when Jehoiakim, or Eliakim, his father, was carried to Babylon. Jehoiakim returned from Babylon, and reigned till A.M. 3405, when he was killed by the Chaldeans, in the eleventh year of his reign; and was succeeded by this Jehoiachin, who reigned alone three months and ten days; but he reigned about ten years in conjunction with his father. Thus 2 Kings 24:8 , is reconciled with 2 Chronicles 36:9 . In the former of these passages, he is said to have been eighteen when he began to reign, and in Chronicles only eight; that is, he was only eight when he began to reign with his father, and eighteen when he began to reign alone. He was a bad man, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, Jeremiah 22:24 . The time of his death is uncertain; and the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, Jeremiah 22:30 , are not to be taken in the strictest sense; since he was the father of Salathiel and others, 1 Chronicles 3:17-18 ; Matthew 1:12 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Jehoiachin'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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