Bible Names A-G: Coniah
Coniah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
strength of the Lord
Coniah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
Coniah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ko-ni'-a (konyahu, "Jah is creating"): A form of the name
Jehoiachin, found in Jer 22:24,28; 37:1.
Coniah in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: יְכָנְיָה [jəχonjoː], meaning "God will fortify (his
people)"; Greek: Ιεχονιας; Latin: Joachin), also known as
Coniah and as Jehoiachin (Hebrew: יְהֹויָכִין [jəhoːjɔːxiːn];
Greek: Ιεχονιας; Latin: Joachin), was a king of Judah.
According to 2 Kings 24:8 , he became king upon the death of
his father, Jehoiakim, at the age of eighteen and reigned
for only three months and ten days. However, most Hebrew
versions, some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac versions of
2 Chronicles 36:9 give the age when he became king as
eight, compared with other versions which give it as
eighteen (e.g., 2 Chronicles 36:9 ). The Vulgate has the
discrepancy, which the Challenor note in the Douay-Rheims
Bible reconciles the discrepancy: "He was associated by his
father to the kingdom, when he was but eight years old; but
after his father's death, when he reigned alone, he was
eighteen years old." Edwin Thiele dates Jeconiah's short
reign to 598/597 BC. He was deposed by the Babylonians at
the end of the first siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II
in 597 BC, after which Jeconiah, his household, and many of
the elite and craftsmen of Judah were exiled to Babylon.
Babylonian records, called Jehoiachin's Rations Tablets,
written in Cuneiform and dating to 592 BC mention him and
his five sons as recipients of food ration in Babylon,
though it would have been difficult for him to have had five
sons in the time frame attributed to him.
Jeconiah was a contemporary of the prophets Jeremiah and
Coniah Scripture - Jeremiah 22:24
[As] I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of
Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand,
yet would I pluck thee thence;
Coniah Scripture - Jeremiah 22:28
[Is] this man Coniah a despised broken idol? [is he] a vessel
wherein [is] no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and
his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Coniah Scripture - Jeremiah 37:1
And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah
the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made
king in the land of Judah.
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