also known as:
- Jechonias (Matthew 1:11-12)
- Jeconiah (1 Chronicles 3:16; Jeremiah 24:1; 27:20)
- Coniah (an abbreviation of Jeconiah) (Jeremiah 22:24; 37:1)
- Jechoniah (in New Revised Standard Version)
Most Hebrew manuscripts for 2 Chronicles 36:9 say “8,” and it thus says “8” in most English translations (NASB, KJV, NKJV, GWT).
However, the NIV and NLT say “18,” based on one Hebrew manuscript, some Septuagint (Greek) manuscripts and Syriac, and based on the fact that according to 2 Kings 24:8, in all translations, Jehoiachin was “18.”
He was carried captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, along with the flower of the nobility, all the leading men in Jerusalem, and a great body of the general population, some 13-thousand in all (2 Kings 24:12-16; Jeremiah 52:28).
After an imprisonment of 37 years (Jeremiah 52:31; 52:33), he was liberated by Evil-merodach, and permitted to occupy a place in the king's household and sit at his table, receiving “every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life” (Jeremiah 52:32-34).
- Grandfather (paternal): Josiah
- Father: Jehoiakim
- Mother: Nehushta
- Uncle (paternal): Mattaniah = Zedekiah