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Jehoiakim taken by Nebuchadnezzar and replaced with Jehoiachin (the second exile); Jeremiah prophesies against Jehoiachin: 2 Kings 24:5–7; 2 Chronicles 36:6–8; 2 Kings 24:8–9; 2 Chronicles 36:9; Jeremiah 22:24–30

It took him only three years, but Nebuchadnezzar managed to capture all of Egypt’s occupied territory in the middle east. His final act was to depose Jehoiakim and install Jehoiachin:

2 Chronicles 36:6-8 Then King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and captured it, and he bound Jehoiakim in bronze chains and led him away to Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar also took some of the treasures from the Temple of the Lord, and he placed them in his palace in Babylon.

The result was a massive power shift in middle eastern politics, in favour of Babylon, which had been prophesied for years by more than one prophet.

2 Kings 24:6-7 When Jehoiakim died, his son Jehoiachin became the next king. The king of Egypt did not venture out of his country after that, for the king of Babylon captured the entire area formerly claimed by Egypt—from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

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