I didn’t make those names up, and I know you believe me, ha ha!  The answer was Mattaniah.  “But, Iris, that wasn’t a choice!”  Yes, it was.  His name was changed to Zedekiah. 😉

Now, Zedekiah could have had an easier time as the new king if he had listened to Jeremiah the prophet, but, as everyone else does, he ignored the prophet and, sure enough, he got himself judged.  This is when Nebuchadnezzar had his fill of the Jewish spirit of cooperation and finished what he started.  What happened to Zedekiah?

-He is killed.-

-He is enslaved.-

-His sons are killed in front of him and his eyes are put out.-

-He’s made a eunuch.-