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2017 December 15

Jewish Captives at Babylon (1861)
Edward Harrison May (1824-1887)
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Private Collection
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art


[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]

     Explanation: 2 Kings 24 . [Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
     After Jehoiakim was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar, he became his servant for three years; but he rebelled; and Nebuchadnezzar sent Chaldeans, Syrians, Moabites, and Ammonites against Judah. And the LORD gave the invaders success because Judah continued to practice the sins of Manasseh. When Jehoiakim died, his son Jehoiachin reigned in his stead. For a time, Nebuchadnezzar caused the raids to cease (1-7).
     However, Jehoiachin did evil in the eyes of the LORD (8-9).
     And after Jehoiachin reigned for three months, Nebuchadnezzar came again into Judah and besieged Jerusalem. Jehoiachin, his family, and various officials surrendered to Nebuchadnezzar; and he took them and thousands of others to Babylon, leaving only the poorest of the people in the land. Nebuchadnezzar also took 7,000 craftsmen, smiths, and warriors captive to Babylon. And he made Mattaniah, whom he called Zedekiah, king instead of Jehoiachin (10-17).
     Zedekiah was 21 when he began to reign; and he reigned for 11 years. Like his father Jehoiakim, he did evil in the eyes of the LORD. And he rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar. And the account concludes in the next chapter (18-20).
     [ Sermons: William Still. Various. ]
     [ Illustration: Today's painting depicts Jewish Captives such as those mentioned in verses 10-17 of today's chapter.]


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     [Chapter 24: Related Scriptures: 2 Chronicles 36:6-16; Daniel 1; Jeremiah 26:20-24; Jeremiah 22:13-19; Jeremiah 36:6-32; Jeremiah 49:34-39; Jeremiah 37:1; Jeremiah 52:1-2]
     [1] Jeremiah 46:2; Jeremiah 25:1; Jeremiah 36:9; 2 Chronicles 36:6-7.
     [2] Jeremiah 12:8-17; Jeremiah 26:20.
     [3] 2 Kings 23:35; 2 Kings 21:11; 2 Kings 23:26; Jeremiah 15:4.
     [4] 2 Kings 21:16; Ezekiel 18:19; Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5:9.
     [5] Habakkuk 2:9-14; Jeremiah 22:13-17.
     [6] Jeremiah 22:18-19; Jeremiah 36:30.
     [7] Ezekiel 1:2; Jeremiah 24:1; Jeremiah 27:20; Esther 2:6; Jeremiah 22:24; Jeremiah 22:28; Jeremiah 26:22; Jeremiah 36:12; Jeremiah 36:25.
     [9] Ezekiel 19:5-9; Jeremiah 22:24; Jeremiah 22:28.
     [10] 2 Chronicles 36:10; Jeremiah 13:19; 2 Kings 19:6; 2 Kings 25:2; Jeremiah 52:5.
     [12] Jeremiah 22:2; Jeremiah 25:1; Jeremiah 46:2.
     [13] 2 Chronicles 36:7; Daniel 1:2; Daniel 5:2-3; Ezra 1:7; 2 Kings 16:17; 2 Chronicles 28:24; 2 Kings 18:16; 2 Kings 20:17; Jeremiah 15:13; Jeremiah 17:3.
     [14] Ezekiel 1:1; 2 Kings 15:20; Genesis 4:22; Jeremiah 24:1; Jeremiah 29:2; 1 Samuel 13:19; Jeremiah 39:10.
     [15] Jeremiah 22:24-27.
     [16] Jeremiah 52:28-29.
     [17] Jeremiah 1:3; Jeremiah 37:1; 2 Kings 23:31; Jeremiah 22:30; Jeremiah 23:1-9.
     [19] 2 Chronicles 36:11; Jeremiah 52; Jeremiah 24:8; Jeremiah 37:1-2; Jeremiah 38:5, 2 Chronicles 36:13; Ezekiel 17:11-21.
     [20] 2 Kings 17:23; Ezekiel 17:15; Jeremiah 37:5; Jeremiah 44:30; Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 29:3; Jeremiah 51:59.
     -- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]

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2 Kings Detailed Outline

2 Kings 24

Notes: In the Hebrew Bible 1 Kings and 2 Kings were one Book. Overlapping dates for various kings indicate overlapping reigns (co-regencies).

1. The Reign of Solomon (1 Kings 1:1 - 1 Kings 11:43) - 971 - 931 B.C. Israel

2. The Divided Kingdom (1 Kings 12:1 - 2 Kings 25:30) - 931 - 560 B.C. Israel

KK. Jehoiakim of Judah (2 Kings 23:36 - 24:7) - [609-597 B.C.]

Map | Time Line

     1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him. 2 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets. 3 Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; 4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon. 5 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles [words of the days] of the kings of Judah? 6 So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead. 7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

LL. Jehoiachin of Judah (2 Kings 24:8-17) - [597 B.C.]

     8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. 9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father had done.
     10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged [is coming under siege]. 11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it [the ones besieging on her]. 12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign. 13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. 15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captiviy from Jerusalem to Babylon. 16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon bought captive to Babylon. 17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

MM. Zedekiah of Judah (2 Kings 24:18 - 25:30) - [597-586 B.C.] - [Last in Judah]

     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. 19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

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