Jehoiakim

Jeremiah 27:1

27:1 Jehoiakim. The identification of Jehoiakim as king of Judah at this time seems to conflict directly with Jeremiah 27:3, which identifies Zedekiah as king of Judah then. Actually the Syriac texts and a few Hebrew manuscripts do read “Zedekiah” instead of “Jehoiakim” in this verse. It seems probable that “Zedekiah” was the original reading here, and that some early scribe inadvertently copied Jeremiah 26:1 at this point, which is very similar. This fits the entire context better.

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