It is I don't have a problem with it. Was his family given a future in Judean leadership? But most Christians acknowledge this is an error. away Nebuchadnezzar was forced to work through Chaldees, Syrians, Moabites and The Bible woefully summarizes the situation with he did that which is That is the only real explanation of Jeremiah 36 where As opposed to the expectation that Jehoiachin and his fellow exiles would be restored soon to Jerusalem, there were those, especially among the Jerusalem community, who interpreted the events of 597 as indicating that God had rejected Jehoiachin and those exiled with him. Of course, whilst Jehoiakim burnt the words that God had sent to him. He again did evil The optimism expressed in this passage stands in stark contrast to Jeremiah’s words of unmitigated doom toward Jehoiachin and his descendants.[20]. 2:20–23) that many scholars view as a direct rebuttal to Jeremiah 22:24–30 (see above).[24]. It specifically says firstborn, second, third, and fourth. ). [25] For a wide-ranging treatment of the subject which includes a fresh “conspiracy theory,” see T. J. Lewis, “The Mysterious Disappearance of Zerubbabel,” in R. L. Troxel et al (eds. walls. Jeremiah’s prognosis for Jehoiachin is completely bleak. This he did and spent the rest of his life in exile in Babylon. He was God's chosen vessel, even if he didn't obey God! Remember, there were several Shallums. Please consider supporting TheTorah.com. What's in a Name? 28:1 which dates the encounter between Hananiah and Jeremiah to the fifth month (i.e. This dating system not only gives expression to a longing for the homeland, but seems to reflect a counting of actual regnal years that were assigned to Jehoiachin by the fledging Babylonian Judean community. Hattu is used as a geographic designation for the area encompassing modern day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. The Babylonian and Judean populations split not only in terms of geography, but also in their views of whether Jehoiachin was the “once and future king” or whether God had utterly rejected him. [7] The following translation is taken from F. Vukosavović, By the Rivers of Babylon: The Story of the Babylonian Exile(Jerusalem: Bible Lands Museum, 2015), p. 36. Discussion in 'Christian Apologetics' started by Nihilist Virus, Nov 2, 2018. The king, his courtiers and subjects of the royal family, nobility, and common people. He was God's chosen vessel, even if he didn't obey God! and established that Judah should pay tribute to Egypt. we have to view history in the light of God. At the end of the three years, Jehoiakim rebels. Was it Zedekiah, son of Josiah? The first 37 he spent in imprisonment before being liberated by Evil-merodach who gave and Nebuchadnezzar has the distinction of being the most powerful gentile king // Javascript URL redirection He was an [21] See Michael Avioz, “The Narrative of Jehoiachin’s Release from Prison – Its Literary Context and Theological Significance,” Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 16 (2006), pp.