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Ji-hoi´uh-kin; also called Joiachin, Jeconiah, Jechoniah, and Coniah

One of the last two kings of Judah. He came to the throne in 597 BCE at age eighteen after the death of his father, Jehoiakim (2Kgs 24:8). At that time, Babylon besieged Jerusalem, and, after he had reigned only three months, he, his mother, wives, servants, princes, and officers surrendered themselves captive to Nebuchadnezzar (2Kgs 24:12; reflected in the prophecy of Jer 22:24-30).