What age was Jehoiachin when he began his reign?


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Second Kings 24:8 declares, "Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he began to reign," while 2 Chronicles 36:9 says, "Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign." Skeptics and critics are quick t...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
How old was Jehoiachin when he became king? I agree with Michael’s answer that this was probably a copyist error. Most likely, Jehoiachin was 18 when he became king. The age given in 2 Kings 24:8 is most likely accurate because he had wives at that time (2 Kings 24:15). An 8-year-old doesn’t have wives!

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