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Jehoiachin in 2 Kings

Jehoiachin

The son of Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin rules in Judah for a measly three months—just long enough to see Judah destroyed, looted, and sent into exile. (He's a bad king, by the way, like his pa.) Nebuchadnezzar carries him away to exile in Babylon, along with pretty much everyone else in Judah. Eventually, the Babylonian King Evil-Merodoch lets Jehoiachin out of strict captivity, and allows him to eat at his table with him.