Eliakim (I-li´uh-kim; Heb., “God raises up”)

1 The son of Hilkiah and royal steward under King Hezekiah. He had replaced Shebna in that office in accordance with the prophecy of Isaiah, but he later fell into disfavor with the prophet or with his disciples (Isa 22:20-25). Eliakim played an important role in the negotiations with the Assyrian Rabshakeh during Sennacherib’s siege of Jerusalem (2Kgs 18:18-19:7). 2 The king of Judah from 609 to 598 BCE. When Pharaoh Neco killed Eliakim’s father, King Josiah, the Judean gentry chose a younger son, Jehoahaz, as the new king, but three months later the Egyptian replaced Jehoahaz with Eliakim, whom he renamed Jehoiakim (2Kgs 23:34; 2Chr 36:4). 3 A priest who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem rebuilt by Nehemiah (Neh 12:41). 4 The son of Abiud, listed in the postexilic genealogy of Jesus (Matt 1:13). 5 The son of Melea, in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:30).

Isa 22:20-25

20On that day I will call my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah,21and will clothe him with your robe and bind your sash on him. I will commit your authority to his ... View more

2Kgs 18:18-19:7

18When they called for the king, there came out to them Eliakim son of Hilkiah, who was in charge of the palace, and Shebnah the secretary, and Joah son of Asap ... View more

2Kgs 23:34

34Pharaoh Neco made Eliakim son of Josiah king in place of his father Josiah, and changed his name to Jehoiakim. But he took Jehoahaz away; he came to Egypt, an ... View more

2Chr 36:4

4The king of Egypt made his brother Eliakim king over Judah and Jerusalem, and changed his name to Jehoiakim; but Neco took his brother Jehoahaz and carried him ... View more

Neh 12:41

41and the priests Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

Matt 1:13

13and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor,

Luke 3:30

30son of Simeon, son of Judah, son of Joseph, son of Jonam, son of Eliakim,

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