Zedekiah

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Zed·e·ki·ah

 (zĕd′ĭ-kī′ə) Sixth century bc.
The last king of Judah (597-586 bc). He revolted unsuccessfully (588-586) against Nebuchadnezzar II and was sent to captivity in Babylon, where he died.

Zedekiah

(ˌzɛdəˈkaɪə)
n
(Bible) Old Testament the last king of Judah, who died in captivity at Babylon. Douay spelling: Sedecias
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The second, Mattaniah, who had tried to escape his royal destiny by leaving the palace, covering his body with cuneiform tattoos and writing Assyrianstyle poetry, is nevertheless crowned king of Judea by the invading Babylonians.
The use of Zedekiah as the throne name of the seventh-century Judean king Mattaniah is a case in point (2 Kgs.
The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, his uncle, king in his place, and he changed his name to Zedekiah" (2 Kings 24:10-13a, 15, 17).