Joiakim (Joi´uh-kim; Heb., “Yah[weh] will raise up”)

A shortened form of Jehoiakim, the son of Jeshua, the high priest in Jerusalem following the return from the exile; he succeeded his father as high priest (ca. 500–450 BCE?; Neh 12:10, Neh 12:12, Neh 12:26).

Neh 12:10

10Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim the father of Eliashib, Eliashib the father of Joiada,

Neh 12:12

12In the days of Joiakim the priests, heads of ancestral houses, were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Neh 12:26

26These were in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and in the days of the governor Nehemiah and of the priest Ezra, the scribe.

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