The Age of King Jeconiah

As we will repeatedly point out, skeptics read the Bible with the DESIRE to find contradictions. Mix that with the inability to spiritually discern what they are reading (1 Corinthians 2:14) and you have a deadly combination–deadly to the skeptic and to those who believe their lies.

This desire to find error and the lack of the assistance of the Spirit of God has lead many skeptics to think that there is an error in the recorded age of King Jeconiah whenever he became King. But if you will look closely, you will see that there is no error at all.

The Contradiction?

A.) In 2 Chronicles 36:9, you will read that Jeconiah was only 8 years old when he began to reign.

B.) In 2 Kings 24:8, you will read that Jeconiah was 18 years old when he began to reign.

The answer to this supposed discrepancy is found if you read the whole chapter in context in each instance, consider other Scripture that sheds light on the matter and, as always, use a little common sense.

The Answer

The book of 2nd Chronicles refers to how old Jeconiah was when he began to reign LEGALLY. He was eight years of age when he became the legal heir to his father Johoiakim’s throne.

The book of 2nd Kings refers to how old Jeconiah was when he actually became the ACTING monarch. He was eighteen whenever he assumed the throne as King.

So who was in charge for the decade between Jeconiah’s legal right and his actual assumption of the throne? His mother.

The Queen of Israel??

In Jeremiah 13:18, the prophet says, “Say unto the king and unto the queen….” Few commentators and readers seem to even notice that this chapter is speaking of the time when the Lord would bring down Nebuchadnezzar from modern Iraq to overthrow Jeconiah and his MOTHER the QUEEN Nehushta (2 Kings 24:8).

Am I overstating the case? Jeremiah repeats and clarifies this fact as we read in Chapter 29 and he leaves no room for doubt that he is referring to Jeconiah and his Queen mother in verses 1 and 2:

“Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon; (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)”

This evil tag-team was carted off by Nebuchadnezzar because they were King and Queen, with Queen Nehushta having served a ten-year term much the same as Hilary Clinton and Jezebel have also served as unappointed rulers over their husbands, called President Bill and King Ahab.

The Coming KING of Israel

In the meantime, remember that the King of kings became KING in 33 AD but has yet to assume His earthly throne! Talk about a “discrepancy”?!?!? There’s no discrepancy. It’s a simple matter of using common sense to differentiate between legal right and actual assumption.

Jesus Christ gained the title in 33 AD. His coronation is set for an unannounced date but will take place after the Rapture and at the end of the seven year covenant that will be signed by a false “christ” (the acting Secretary General of the United Nations at that time) and Israel.

All of the false accusers spreading lies about “errors and contradictions” in God’s word will have been removed by that time.