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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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Sedecias and the faithless Jews, like the Sodomites in the previous exemplum, demonstrate the "Jewish" quality of spiritual blindness, for which Sedecias receives appropriate recompense:
Nebuchadnezzar's punishment of the Jewish king centers on his sight: the pagan agent of God forces Sedecias to view his sons' brutal deaths and then gouges out the Jewish king's eyes, literalizing his blindness.
From a position of identification with the victims of the Flood, the audience has moved into one of righteous wrath at the deliberate and malicious sins of Sedecias and Belshazzar.
La ciudad estuvo sitiada hasta el ano once del rey Sedecias [.
Asi, en los LXX, sucesos tan importantes como la huida del rey Sedecias y la toma de Jerusalen estan completamente ausentes.
Los ultimos anos de la monarquia son los anos en que reino Sedecias como vasallo de Babilonia, pero siempre con la esperanza de poder sublevarse, dejar de pagar tributo y recobrar la independencia nacional.
Sedecias fue, a juzgar por su retrato en el libro de Jr, un hombre de varias caras; en todo caso, un hombre en cuya palabra no podia confiarse,
Durante uno de los periodos en que Jerusalen estaba sitiada, el rey Sedecias hace un pacto con las familias mas ricas de Jerusalen, que no habria entre ellos esclavos varones o mujeres hebreos/as, sino que quedarian libres.
En su conversacion privada con Jer, el rey Sedecias recibe de Yave una palabra muy clara: entregate a Babilonia y viviras.
Este tipo de "yo me voy" no responde al tipo analizado en la figura de Sedecias, pues el rey lo que realmente hizo fue desertar de su responsabilidad, abandonar a su propia gente a la que tenia que cuidar y no enfrentarse con sus propias culpas y responsabilidades inherentes a su cargo y a ser "imagen de Dios" en la tierra.