23:34 Pharaoh Necho made Josiah’s son Eliakim king in Josiah’s place, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. He took Jehoahaz to Egypt, where he died. 1 23:35 Jehoiakim paid Pharaoh the required amount of silver and gold, but to meet Pharaoh’s demands Jehoiakim had to tax the land. He collected an assessed amount from each man among the people of the land in order to pay Pharaoh Necho. 2
23:36 Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. 3 His mother was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah, from Rumah. 23:37 He did evil in the sight of 4 the Lord as his ancestors had done.
1 tn Heb “and he took Jehoahaz, and he came to Egypt and he died there.”
2 tn Heb “And the silver and the gold Jehoiakim gave to Pharaoh, but he taxed the land to give the silver at the command of Pharaoh, [from] each according to his tax he collected the silver and the gold, from the people of the land, to give to Pharaoh Necho.”
4 tn Heb “in the eyes of.”
5 tn Heb “In his days.”
6 tn Heb “came up.” Perhaps an object (“against him”) has been accidentally omitted from the text. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 306.
7 tn The Hebrew text has “and he turned and rebelled against him.”