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Origin of the name ZEDEKIAH.
Etymology of the name ZEDEKIAH.
Meaning of the baby name ZEDEKIAH.


ZEDEKIAH.  Biblical.  Hebrew name meaning "righteousness of Jehovah."

ZEDEKIAH.  [Heb. Tsidhqiyah, Tsidqiyahu = "Justice" or "righteousness of Jehovah"].
    (1)  A son of Chenaanah.  Having joined with other prophets of Baal in assuring Ahab that he would return in safety from the siege of Ramoth-Gilead, he was so excited when Micaiah, a prophet of Jehovah, made a contrary prediction, that he struck the man of God upon the cheek, accompanying the blow with words of insult (1 Kings xxii. 24).
    (2)  A son of Hananiah.  He was a prince in Judah in the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. xxxvi. 12).
    (3)  A lying and immoral prophet, the son of Maaseiah.  Jeremiah predicted that Nebuchadnezzar would roast him in the fire (Jer. xxix. 20-23).
    (4)  The name given by Nebuchadnezzar to Mattaniah, one of Jehoiakim's sons, on appointing him vassal-king of Judah.  He was twenty-two years old when he ascended the throne, and reigned eleven years, from about B.C. 599 to 588 (A.V.).  In religion he followed the idolatry of his father, while in political action he was rash enough to rebel against Nebuchadnezzar.  On the tenth day of the tenth month, in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, the Babylonian monarch took post against Jerusalem, the began to erect forts around the city.  It was too strong to be taken by assault; but by the ninth day of the fourth month, in the eleventh year of Zedekiah's reign, the food in the beleaguered capital was exhausted.  That night Zedekiah, with all the men of war, secretly quitted the stronghold, and passing as noiselessly as possible between the Babylonian forts, fled in an easterly direction towards the Jordan.  On learning that the king was gone, the Babylonian army pursued and overtook him in the plain of Jericho, his soldiers having fled in all directions, leaving him nearly alone.  He was brought a prisoner to Nebuchadnezzar, who had retired to Riblah, a little north of Palestine.  There, after he had been tried and condemned, his sons were put to death in his presence, and his own eyes put out; after which he was bound in fetters to be carried to Babylon (2 Kings xxiv. 17-20; xxv. 1-21; 1 Chron. iii. 16; 2 Chron. xxxvi. 11-21; Jer. xxxix. 1-14; lii. 1-30).  Jeremiah prophesied during the whole of Zedekiah's reign.  [Jeremiah (7) and
    (5)  A Jewish dignitary, who sealed the covenant (Neh. x. 1óR.V.).  The A.V. calls him Zidkijah (q.v.). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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