Q&A: Did Zedekiah See the King of Babylon? 2 Kings 25:7 and Jeremiah 34:3

Did Zedekiah See the King of Babylon? 2 Kings 25:7 and Jeremiah 34:3

Question

If King Zedekiah was blind then how did he ever see the king of Babylon? 2 Kings 25:7 and Jeremiah 34:3

Answer

2 Kings 25:7 They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.

Jeremiah 34:3 You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and handed over to him. You will see the king of Babylon with your own eyes, and he will speak with you face to face. And you will go to Babylon.

The king of Babylon summoned that King Zedekiah to Riblah (2 Kings 25:6). It was there he saw the king of Babylon face to face (Jer. 34:3). Then Zedekiah's eyes were put out, and then he was bound and taken to Babylon (2 Kings 25:6).

Answer by Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr.

Dr. Joseph R. Nally, Jr., D.D., M.Div. is the Theological Editor at Third Millennium Ministries (Thirdmill).