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Eliakim [N] [E] [H]

(raised up by God. ).

  1. Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiahs household ("over the house," as) ( Isaiah 36:3 ) ( 2 Kings 18:18 2 Kings 18:26 2 Kings 18:37 ) (B.C. 713.) Eliakim was a good man, as appears by the title emphatically applied to him by God, "my servant Eliakim," ( Isaiah 22:20 ) and also in the discharge of the duties of his high station, in which he acted as a "father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah." ( Isaiah 22:21 )
  2. The original name of Jehoiakim king of Judah. ( 2 Kings 23:34 ; 2 Chronicles 36:4 )
  3. A priest in the days of Nehemiah, who assisted at the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem. ( Nehemiah 12:41 ) (B.C. 446.)
  4. Eldest son of Abiud or Judah; brother of Joseph, and father of Azor. ( Matthew 1:13 )
  5. son of Melea, and father of Jonan. ( Luke 3:30 Luke 3:31 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Eliakim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.