“‘Ah my brother!’ or, ‘Ah sister!’.” These are the words of the mourners as they spoke to one another. The death of a king was always a traumatic time for the people in the kingdom. What would happen now? Who would reign over them and what would it be like? This was especially the case when a king was killed or deposed by a foreign power, as was the case in Judah at that time with Jehoiakim.