In the Old Testament, the last king of Judah (2 Kgs. 24:17–20; 25:2–7). Zedekiah imprisoned the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 32:1–5), and Jeremiah prophesied Zedekiah’s captivity (Jer. 34:2–8, 21). Lehi and his family lived in Jerusalem during the first year of the reign of Zedekiah (1 Ne. 1:4). All but one of the sons of Zedekiah were slain; his son Mulek escaped to the Western Hemisphere (Jer. 52:10; Omni 1:15; Hel. 8:21).