King Zedekiah of Judea

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King Zedekiah of Judea: Uncle and successor of King Jehoiachin. Reigned from 434-423 BCE. Disregarding the warnings of the prophet Jeremiah, he broke his oath of loyalty to Babylon and allied himself with Babylon’s enemy, Egypt. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon crushed the rebellion, plundering and destroying the Temple and all of Jerusalem and bringing the Jews to Babylon as captives. Zedekiah himself was blinded and taken to Babylon in chains. Nebuchadnezzar appointed Gedaliah ben Ahikam to serve as governor for the remaining Jews.
Zedekiah's Rebellion, Jeremiah's Advice Ignored, Jeremiah Thrown Into Prison, Jeremiah Thrown Into Mudpit, Capture of Jerusalem
423 BCE
When the Babylonians breached the walls of Jerusalem on the 9th of Tammuz, King Zedekiah fled the city. He was captured by Babylonian troops in the plains of Jericho on the 10th of Tammuz and was taken to King Nebuchadnezzar, who forced him to witness the...
397 BCE
Zedekiah was the last king of the royal house of David to reign in the Holy Land. He ascended the throne in 434 BCE, after King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia (to whom the kingdom of Judah was then subject) exiled King Jeconiah (Zedekiah's nephew) to Babylon...
The Last King of Israel
Zedekiah was twenty one years old when he ascended the shaky throne of Judah, in the year 3327. He was put on the throne by the grace of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, whose power extended over Judah and all neighboring countries after his victory over ...
For an informed reading of Jeremiah 34:8–22, 33:25–26
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The kings of Judah. Bamos. Prophecy. The destruction of the First Holy Temple. Gedaliah.
A biblical history of the Jews
Concluding our lessons on the Jewish kings, this lesson covers the last kings of Judah from the reign of Hezekiah until the final king, Zedekiah, in whose time the First Temple was destroyed.
The tale of Solomon's Temple, Israel's glory, and its eventual debasement. The prophets went unheeded, and the result was a destroyed nation and a burnt house of G-d.
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