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Jehoiachin deported in chains after a siege of Jerusalem; he’s replaced by his uncle, Zedekiah: 2 Chronicles 36:10; 2 Kings 24:10–17; 1 Chronicles 3:10–16; 2 Chronicles 36:11–14; Jeremiah 52:1–3; 2 Kings 24:18–19; Jeremiah 37:1–2

When Nebuchadnezzar deported Jehoiachin, he took everything of worldly value with him. After stripping the Temple:

2 Kings 24:14 King Nebuchadnezzar took all of Jerusalem captive, including all the commanders and the best of the soldiers, craftsmen, and artisans—10,000 in all. Only the poorest people were left in the land

It left Zedekiah with not much to support his rule, even as a puppet.

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