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Zedekiah

(zĕd'əkī`ə), in the Bible. 1 Last king of Judah. He was the third son of Josiah to occupy the throne, the others being Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim. Zedekiah, whose name was originally Mattaniah, succeeded Jehoiachin. He was set on the throne as the puppet of NebuchadnezzarNebuchadnezzar
, d. 562 B.C., king of Babylonia (c.605–562 B.C.), son and successor of Nabopolassar. In his father's reign he was sent to oppose the Egyptians, who were occupying W Syria and Palestine. At Carchemish he met and defeated (605 B.C.
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, but he allowed the patriot party to sway him into allying himself with the Egyptian pharaoh Apries (Hophra). This violated an agreement with Nebuchadnezzar, and the Chaldaeans came to Palestine and destroyed the kingdom of Judah. Zedekiah was carried with his people into captivity in Babylonia. JeremiahJeremiah
, in the Bible. 1 Prophet of the book of Jeremiah. 2 Father-in-law of Josiah. 3 Rechabite contemporary with Jeremiah the prophet. 4, 5, 6 Three who joined David at Ziklag.
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 was contemporary with Zedekiah. 2 False prophet of Ahab. 3 Hebrew false prophet in Babylonia. 4 Prince of Judah.

Zedekiah

eyes put out for revolting against Nebuchadnezzar. [O.T.: II Kings 25:7]

Zedekiah

Old Testament the last king of Judah, who died in captivity at Babylon
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As for King Zedekiah in 6th century BCE Jerusalem, his concern is maintaining Judah's independence in the face of the political and military reality of Babylonian conquest.
Apparently, King Zedekiah tried desperately to build morale during the siege by forbidding discouraging words.
King Zedekiah forbade discouraging talk about the city of Jerusalem under siege by the Babylonians, and we can be sure that Jesus' talk of destruction was forbidden by the chief priests and scribes.
He appealed first to King Jehoiakim and then, more urgently, to King Zedekiah to put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon.
Jeremiah 28:1-4 informs us that in the early reign of King Zedekiah, a certain prophet by the name of Hananiah declared in the name of the Lord that God would break the yoke of Babylon and in two years, all the holy vessels of the Temple taken by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon would be restored, and the captive King Jeconiah and all the exiles would be returned.
He was not an official prophet of the court until the very end, when a desperate King Zedekiah began to consult him without actually engaging him as a court priest.
A reference to King Zedekiah, who reigned 596-586 BCE (2:4).
And send them to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the Ammonites, and the king of Tyre and the king of Sidon, by envoys who have come to king Zedekiah .