Jehoiakim (Ji-hoi´uh-kim)

King of Judah 609–598 BCE (2Kgs 23:36). Previously known as Eliakim, he was installed as king by Pharaoh Neco in place of his younger brother Jehoahaz (2Kgs 23:33-34). Jehoiakim burned Jeremiah’s scroll predicting the victory of Babylon over Egypt (Jer 36:29) and subsequently became Babylon’s vassal for three years. Any prophet who dared to oppose Jehoiakim risked his life; Jehoiakim had Uriah killed, and Jeremiah put on trial (Jer 26).

2Kgs 23:36

Jehoiakim Reigns over Judah
36Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he began to reign; he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zebidah da ... View more

2Kgs 23:33-34

33Pharaoh Neco confined him at Riblah in the land of Hamath, so that he might not reign in Jerusalem, and imposed tribute on the land of one hundred talents of ... View more

Jer 36:29

29And concerning King Jehoiakim of Judah you shall say: Thus says the Lord, You have dared to burn this scroll, saying, Why have you written in it that the king ... View more

Jer 26

Jeremiah's Prophecies in the Temple
1At the beginning of the reign of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came from the Lord:2Thus says the Lord: S ... View more

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