Jehoiachin, the king who surrendered

Jehoiachin and the second deportation

We have very little information concerning the reign of Jehoiachin; if we can call it a reign, for in fact Nebuchadnezzar besieged the city of Jerusalem. But the name of Jehoiachin comes up several times in the Word, being linked to several events.

For example, in the book of Ezekiel, the time is continually counted from the deportation of Jehoiachin. (The only exception is the “thirtieth year”, in chapter 1, verse 1. This date takes us back to about 622 B.C., the 18th year of the reign of Josiah, when the book of the law had been found and the Passover was celebrated).

Another example can be found in Esther 2:6 where we learn that it was during the deportation of Jehoiachin that Mordecai was also transported to Babylon.

Jehoiachin, although he did evil, according to the summary reported to us of his reign, was certainly not the most guilty. But he was nevertheless deported. On the other hand, we can see the merciful ways of God through all this.

This new video presents some positive aspects of the only action reported to us from Jehoiachin, and of God’s ways towards all those who went into captivity.

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