New Defender's Study Bible Notes
36:1 Jehoahaz. Three sons of good king Josiah each occupied the throne of Judah for a brief time, and all did “evil in the sight of the LORD”: Jehoahaz (II Kings 23:32); Jehoiakim (II Kings 23:37); and Zedekiah (II Kings 24:19). A grandson, Jehoiachin, reigned for a very short time between Jehoiakim and Zedekiah, and he also “did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD” (II Kings 24:9). The combined rule of all four Kings lasted only twenty-two and one-half years, and all were essentially vassals of either Egypt or Babylon. See note on II Kings 24:12.