Jeconiah (Jehoiachin)(Jechonias)(Jeconiah)(Coniah)(Jekonjah) ha-David King of Judah 
Also known as:
Jechoniah (in New Revised Standard Version)
Jeconiah (1 Chr. 3:16 )
Coniah (an abbreviation of Jeconiah) (Jer. 22:24 )
a Israelite king who succeeded his father Jehoiakin (B.C. 599) when only eight years of age, and reigned for one hundred days (2 Chr. 36:9 )
He is also called Jeconiah (Jer. 24:1; 27:20, etc.), and Coniah (22:24; 37:1). He was succeeded by his uncle, Mattaniah = Zedekiah (q.v.).
He was the last direct heir to the Jewish crown. He was carried captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar , along with the flower of the nobility, all the leading men in Jerusalem , and a great body of the general population, some thirteen thousand in all (2 Kings 24:12-16 ; Jer. 52:28 ).
After an imprisonment of thirty-seven years (Jer. 52:31,33 ), he was liberated by Evil-merodach , and permitted to occupy a place in the king's household and sit at his table, receiving "every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life" (52:32-34).
Author: Matthew G. Easton, with minor editing by Paul S. Taylor.
Edwin Thiele dates Jeconiah's reign of three months and ten days to 598/597 BC. According to 2 Kings 24:8 <http://bibref.hebtools.com/?book=2%20Kings&verse=24:8&src=NIV>
Babylonian records, called Jehoiachin's Rations Tablets , written in Cuneiform and dating to 592 BC mention him and his five sons as recipients of food ration in Babylon . These 6th century BC tablets were excavated by Robert Koldewey from Babylon near the Ishtar Gate .
Noted events in his life were:
• Anecdote, 587 B.C.
·taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar II || As noted by tablets found in Babylon dating from Nebuchadnezzar II, 595-570, where is listed the deliveries of rations of oil and barley to the captive Jehoiachim and five of his sons, among others
• Anecdote, 558 B.C.
·released from his captivity by Evilmerodach and reinstated as King of Judah || 2 Kings 25:27 "And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison." 25:28 "And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon."