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Eliakim [N] [H] [S]

whom God will raise up.

  • The son of Melea ( Luke 3:30 ), and probably grandson of Nathan.

  • The son of Abiud, of the posterity of Zerubbabel ( Matthew 1:13 ).

  • The son of Hilkiah, who was sent to receive the message of the invading Assyrians and report it to Isaiah ( 2 Kings 18:18 ; 19:2 ; Isaiah 36:3 ; 37:2 ). In his office as governor of the palace of Hezekiah he succeeded Shebna ( Isaiah 22:15-25 ). He was a good man ( Isaiah 22:20 ; 2 Kings 18:37 ), and had a splendid and honourable career.

  • The original name of Jehoiakim, king of Judah ( 2 Kings 23:34 ). He was the son of Josiah.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Eliakim". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

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