A son of eighteen years is Jehoiachin in his reigning, and three months he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother is Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem,
2 Kings 24:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old - He is called Jeconiah, 1 Chronicles 3:16, and Coniah, Jeremiah 22:24. In 2 Chronicles 36:9, be is said to be only eight years of age, but this must be a mistake; for we find that, having reigned only three months, he was carried captive to Babylon, and there he had wives; and it is very improbable that a child between eight and nine years of age could have wives; and of such a tender age, it can scarcely be said that, as a king, he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. The place in Chronicles must be corrupted.
That he was a grievous offender against God, we learn from Jeremiah 22:24, which the reader may consult; and in the man's punishment, see his crimes.
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1 Chronicles 3:16 And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD...
Jeremiah 22:24,28 As I live, said the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet on my right hand...
Jeremiah 37:1 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim...
Matthew 1:11,12 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon...
eighteen years. In the parallel place, he is said to be only eight years old; but this must be a mistake, for we find that having reigned only three months, he was carried captive to Babylon, and there had wives; and had he been of such a tender age, it could scarcely have been said that, as a king, 'he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.'
2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem...
2 Kings 24:8 Parallel CommentariesDaughter Eighteen Elnathan Elna'than Jehoiachin Jehoi'achin Jerusalem Months Mother Mother's Reign Reigned Reigning Ruling ThreeDaughter Eighteen Elnathan Elna'than Jehoiachin Jehoi'achin Jerusalem Months Mother Mother's Reign Reigned Reigning Ruling ThreeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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