If he is the same Elnathan who was the father of Nehushta and the grandfather of Jehoiachin
Code in Scripture's Priestly Benediction.
his son succeeded him but only for a period of three months.
Holladay (153) notes that events from all three of the last kings of Judah--Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin
, and Zedekiah--are conflated here under one character, Jonacheim.
along with King Jehoiachin
and some 10,000 of Jerusalem's elite citizens (II Kings 24:11-14).
In Second-Isaiah it is the Servant; in Jeremiah it is King Jehoiachin
after he is exiled to Babylon.
His son Jehoiachin capitulated, and along with at least 10,000 Judeans he was carried off to exile in Babylon.
The biblical sources on the exile of Jehoiachin are in outward contradiction.
JEHOIACHIN (597) Being a sympathizer of Egypt, he was deposed by Babylon)
However, when he died and his son Jehoiachin was crowned king, Nebuchadnezzar made short shrift of Jerusalem.
The book of Kings concludes with the release from prison in Babylonia of Jehoiachin
, the legitimate claimant to the Davidic throne, and the implicit hope in the restoration of the monarchy.
This was a family of central importance during the reign of Josiah which, apparently, fell out of favor during the reigns of Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin
, and Zedekiah.