Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Eliakim : whom God will raise up.

  1. The son of Melea (Luke 3:30), and probably grandson of Nathan.
  2. The son of Abiud, of the posterity of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:13).
  3. 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.
  4. The original name of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (2 Kings 23:34). He was the son of Josiah.
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