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Zedekiah in 2 Kings

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Zedekiah is the puppet king who Nebuchadnezzar appoints to rule in Judah after he takes Jehoiachin into captivity. Again, he's a king who "does what was evil in the sight of the Lord." But he rebels against Nebuchadnezzar, prompting him to totally trash Jerusalem, exile everyone remaining, and kill Zedekiah's sons right in front of him. The Babylonians then poke Zedekiah's eyes out and take him to Babylon in chains—where he apparently remains until death.

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