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Jehoiakim died, as did[a] his ancestors, and his son Jehoiachin became king in his place. The king of Egypt did not leave his territory again, because the king of Babylon had taken everything that belonged to the king of Egypt from the Wadi[b] of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

Jehoiachin Becomes King

Jehoiachin became king at the age of eighteen years, and he reigned for three months in Jerusalem. His mother was named Hausa. She was the daughter of Elzaphan of Jerusalem.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 24:6 Lit. Jehoiakim slept with
  2. 2 Kings 24:7 I.e. a seasonal stream or river that channels water during rain seasons but is dry at other times

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