This was the name of 6 biblical men.
also known as: Mattaniah
He ascended the throne at the age of 21 years.
The Kingdom of Judah was at that time a tributary to Nebuchadnezzar; but, despite the strong remonstrances of God’s prophet Jeremiah and others, as well as the example of King Jehoiachin, he rebelled against Babylon, and entered into an alliance with Hophra, king of Egypt.
The city was plundered and laid in ruins.
Zedekiah and his followers, attempting to escape, were made captive and taken to Riblah. There, after seeing his own children put to death, his own eyes were put out, and, being loaded with chains, he was carried captive (588 B.C.) to Babylon (2 Kings 25:1-7; 2 Chronicles 36:12; Jeremiah 32:4-5; 34:2-3; 39:1-7; 52:4-11; Ezek. 12:12), where he remained a prisoner, how long is unknown, to the day of his death.
The king of Babylon did not kill him. Since the Lord said he would not die by the sword, we are certain that he did not, and that his death was peaceful.
Did Zedekiah SEE the king of Babylon? Some Bible readers are confused on this point. Jeremiah prophecied to King Zedekiah: “…thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon” (Jer 34:3). Later, 2 Kings 25:7 confirms that the Babylonians “put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.”
If Zedekiah was blinded before he was taken to Babylon, how could he see the king? The answer is found in 2 Kings 25:6.
He was taken to the king of Babylon's battle campaign headquarters in Riblah, before he was taken to Babylon. It is here that he was judged by the king of Babylon, face to face, and was severely punished for the rebellion, before being taken to Babylon to live in captivity.
Only a small number of vinedressers and husbandmen were permitted to remain in the land (Jeremiah 52:16).
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Zedekiah, son of King Jehoiakim (Jehoiachin)
1 Chronicles 3:16