2Ki 24: "In his 4th year, Nebuchadnezzar sent his forces
against the kingdom of Jehoiakim because he had rebelled against Babylon. He was
followed by Jehoiachin, originally known as Coniah (Jer 22:23). Jerusalem was
besieged at that time (v. 10). Apparently at the first onslaught of the
Babylonian army, Jehoiachin and his mother 'humbled themselves' and capitulated.
He was carried away to Babylon, at which time also Ezekiel was taken (Eze 1:2),
and Mordecai (Est 2:6). Jehoiachin lived there for 37 years. Meanwhile, Zedekiah
was appointed by Nebuchadnezzar (2Ki 24:17-20), and continued the reign of evil"
Whilst all the troubles in the days of Jehoiakim seem to be
quite natural events they were "of the Lord". The nation had arrived at a time
when there was "no remedy" (2Ch 36:16); the destruction of the temple was
JEHOIAKIM RESTED WITH HIS FATHERS: Details of death in
2Ch 36:16; Eze 19:9; Jer 22:18,19; 36:30.
NEHUSHTA: The mother of Jehoiachin has the same name
that Hezekiah used contemptuously of the bronze serpent (2Ki 18:4).