Both the conquest of Israel by the Assyrians and the conquest of Judah by the Babylonians can be explained politically, but 2 Kings 17:7-13 maintains that the fall of Israel resulted from its moral transgressions, especially widespread idolatry and that the fall of Judah resulted because Zedekiah
, its last king, "did what was evil in the eyes of the Lord .
In a surge of national repentance, the people made a covenant with King Zedekiah
to proclaim liberty, freeing every slave from servitude.
For an analysis of Hieronimo as the sacred warrior destined to reverse the fate of King Zedekiah
What makes this land deal even more bizarre is the historical setting that we read at the opening: the tenth year of King Zedekiah
of Judah (a puppet king) and the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar (the real and foreign king).
On the contrary, in the report of Nebuchadnezzar's second campaign against Judah in the year 586, which ended with the conquest of Jerusalem, the looting of the Temple, and a mass deportation, it is not concealed that the sons of the Judaean king Zedekiah
were killed before their father, that his eyes were put out, and that he was led in chains to Babylon.
In Chapter 27 of Jeremiah, the prophet urges the denizens of Judah and King Zedekiah
to "put your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon" otherwise "you will die together with your people.
HEARTS' Ugandan strike star David Obua has been hailed by Kenya manager Zedekiah
Otieno as one of the best strikers in Africa.
Otieno, the coach of Gor Mahia, which beat the AFC Leopards 1-0, said: "Management should ensure gates are open on time to avoid a mad rush during games of this magnitude.
Management should ensure that gates are open on time to avoid a mad rush to the stadium during games of this magnitude," Zedekiah
Otieno, Gor Mahia coach, said.
(597-587 BCE), who was forced by Nebuchadnezzar to watch his children being killed before having his eyes put out, would yield speeches as great as those of Lear.
21:22-34; 26:6-11, 23-33; 38:26, Judah acknowledges that Tamar is more righteous than he; 1 Samuel 6:1-9, the Philistine clergy show deeper insight into God's presence than the Israelites had done; (68) Jeremiah 39:11-14, Nebuchadnezzar showed more concern for Jeremiah's well-being than Zedekiah
had done; Ezekiel 5:6-8, the people of Jerusalem have not even acted according to the rules of the nations around them; Jonah 1: 11-14, the Phoenician sailors do not want to be guilty of Jonah's blood.
Juliana of Rawdon gave us an uplifting homily on the Scripture readings of the Mass for August 19: Jeremiah cast into the deep pit and left to die by the son of King Zedekiah