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The daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem, the wife of Jehoiakim, and the mother of Jehoiachin (2 Kgs 24:8).
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NEHUSHTA (Heb. neḥuštā’). The wife of Jehoiakim and mother of Jehoiachin, a native of Jerusalem (2 Ki. 24:8) who was taken prisoner with her son when the Babylonians captured the city in 597 bc (v. 12; also Jos., Ant. 10.84ff.). Her name may allude to her complexion (cf. Jb. 6:12) or to bronze (Heb.
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