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(after that Jeconiah the king, the queen-mother, the eunuchs, the officials of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem) Bible

“after that Jeconiah the king had departed from Jerusalem.” The Babylonian deportation of Jeconiah and the large numbers of people was in 597 BC.

“queen-mother.” The Hebrew word translated “queen-mother” is gebereth (#01404 גְּבֶרֶת), and in this context the “queen-mother” is the mother of the king (BDAG Hebrew-English lexicon). The Queen-mother was the most powerful woman in the kingdom, much more powerful than any of the wives of the king, who often did not have much real power at all.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 29:2