Jeconiah had no sons
30 “Thus says the Lord,
‘Write this man down childless,
A man who will not prosper in his days;
For no man of his descendants will prosper
Sitting on the throne of David
Or ruling again in Judah.’”

Jeremiah 22:30  NASB


Jeconiah had several sons: one was an ancestor of Jesus.
17 The sons of Jeconiah, the prisoner, were Shealtiel his son,
18 and Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar, Jekamiah, Hoshama and Nedabiah.

1 Chronicles 3:17-18  NASB

12 … Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, …
Matthew 1:12  NASB


SAB Contradiction 246



Again a strange SAB Contradiction. The critic failed to see that “childless” in Jeremiah 22:30 is figurative language. A simile is used without “as”, which is an absolutely correct grammatical move: “Write this man down [as] childless”


Selective reading

The evidence is overwhelming that Jeconiah had sons. Not only in 1 Chronicles, but Jeremiah is also very clear about that. In the same passage (22:28) Jeremiah says: “Why have he and his descendants been hurled out; and cast into a land that they had not known?” KJV has rightly his seed. Can it be more clear? Why is the SAB critic leaving out this part of the text? It shows that he is not honest; he is only wilfully trying to blame the Word of God. That makes him overstepping the mark of fair argument.


Royal power coming to an end

Jeremiah goes on saying that “no man will prosper sitting on the throne of David,” (the clause ‘of his descendants’ is a translator’s insertion for explanatory reason). Nobody will sit on the throne of David. Can it be more clear? Royal power on the throne of David will come to an end on earth. That was the astonishing message of Jeremiah and not that Jeconiah lacked sons to sit on the throne of David. It is understandable that Jeremiah’s fellow citizens sometimes wanted to kill the prophet for his rigid words.


Link to Matthew 1:9

There is another example that a king was written down as childless in a genealogical list because of a matter of shame. In Matthew 1:9 after Joram three kings are missing: a son, a grandson and a great-grandson. Certainly because of the shame that Joram killed his brothers, six in number, as soon as he was king.


No Bible Contradiction