Zedekiah


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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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It depicts the dynamic interactions between Jeremiah and Zedekiah through the vicissitudes of their personal lives and public tragedy as they attempt to negotiate the inevitable destruction of Jerusalem.
Z Zee: female name (Kab); Zed: short for Zedekiah (BN)
Innumerable authorities such as Rabbi Akiva (who turns out to have originated the kaddish), Maimonides, Nahmanides, Rashi, Zedekiah the physician, Eleazar ben Judah (aka the Perfumer) et alii are quoted ad infinitum.
Zedekiah Spence, who is married with a six-year-old daughter, had a previous conviction for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Wolverhampton Crown Court was told.
For, do but Date the Captivity, Stylo Novo: instead of By the Rivers of Babylon read, In a Land of Confusion, (a Babel in our own Countrey:) Shift you [sic] Pious Thoughts from the Monarch of Jerusalem, to the Memory of our Own Soveraign, a Greater, a Better than Zedekiah, (the Mirrour of Princes, the Noblest of Martyrs, the Wonder of Ages, and the Honour of Men:).
13] The invading army captured and blindfolded the last king of Judah, Zedekiah, and took him off in chains to Babylon.
If one is willing to stick with this premiss, difficulties are surmountable: the Parable of the Wedding Feast may be a lectio for Pentecost, but the final readings for Pentecost already anticipate Christ's coming; the histories of Zedekiah and Belshazzar may not be prescribed Advent reading, but verses from Isaiah xiii-xiv, which allude to them, certainly are.
Truman, he said, treated the Japanese emperor Hirohito far more mercifully than Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, had treated Zedekiah, the king of Judah.
As shall be explained below, the confrontation of Micaiah and Zedekiah lent itself to clarify how Y-H-V-H communicates, either through word or through spirit.
Zedekiah broke his oath and sought the help of Egypt in the hope that an alliance with the stronger nation would threaten Nebuchadnezzar and ultimately free the Israelites.
Jeremiah exhorts Judah's king Zedekiah to surrender to the Babylonians because that is the will of God: "Put your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him and his people, and live