Second Kings 24:17

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2 Kings 24:17: Then the king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoiachin’s uncle, king in his place, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

2 Chronicles 36:10: At the turn of the year King Nebuchadnezzar summoned him and took him to Babylon, with the costly articles from the house of the Lord, and made Zedekiah, Jehoiakim’s brother, king over Judah and Jerusalem.

Second Kings says that Jehoiachin was succeeded by his uncle Mattaniah, but Second Chronicles says that Jehoiachin was succeeded by his brother Zedekiah.

1. Successor was his uncle != Successor was his brother.
2. Successor's name was Mattaniah != Successor's name was Zedekiah.

(Solving: 2)

Zedekiah is actually the same person as Mattaniah; the king of Babylon had given him a new name.

This is stated in the above verse itself: "the king of Babylon made Mattaniah […] king […] and changed his name to Zedekiah."


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