King Zidikiyahu

צִדְקִיָּהוּ – also called Zedekiah, third son of Yoshiyahu. Appointed by Nebuchadnezzar II as king of Judah in 597 BCE. Zidikiyahu ascended the throne at the tender age of 21, ruled during the turbulence of Babylonian upheaval, was captured at the Fall of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, and died after torture in Babylonian captivity shortly thereafter.

Read more about Zidikiyahu in the Jewish Encyclopedia, and more about the siege of Jerusalem in 587 at Wikipedia.

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