The Reign of Jehoiakim

Kingdom in Decline: The Reign of Jehoiakim

This unit surveys the decline of the Kingdom of Judah during the reign of Jehoiakim and the beginning of its entanglement with Babylonia. Despite the prophet Jeremiah’s vigorous protests, corruption spreads in the kingdom. Ignoring Jeremiah’s warnings, Jehoiakim defies the Babylonian Empire and suffer the fatal repercussions of his actions.