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GREEK: 1662 eliakeim Eliakeim
HEBREW: 471 Myqyla 'Elyaqiym'
NAVE: Eliakim
EBD: Eliakim
Eliada | Eliadas | Eliadun | Eliah | Eliahba | Eliakim | Eliali | Eliam | Eliaonias | Elias | Eliasaph


In Bible versions:

son of Abiud the son of Zerubbabel over 20generations from David; an ancestor of Jesus
son of Melea, only 4 generations from David; an ancester of Jesus
son of Hilkiah; head of Hezekiah's household
son of Josiah; made king of Judah by Pharaoh Neco
a priest who helped celebrate the completion of the wall

resurrection of God


Strongs #1662: eliakeim Eliakeim

Eliakim = "raising up by God"

1) the eldest son of Abiud or Judah, bother of Joseph,
and father of Azor Mt 1:13
2) son of Melea, and father of Jonan Lu 3:30,31

1662 Eliakeim el-ee-ak-ime'

of Hebrew origin (471); Eliakim, an Israelite:-Eliakim.
see HEBREW for 0471


Strongs #0471: Myqyla 'Elyaqiym'

Eliakim = "God raises" or "God sets up"

1) the son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah's household
2) Josiah's son, enthroned by Pharaoh
3) a priest who assisted Nehemiah

471 'Elyaqiym' el-yaw-keem'

from 410 and 6965; God of raising; Eljakim, the name of four
see HEBREW for 0410
see HEBREW for 06965

Eliakim [EBD]

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 (Matt. 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; Isa. 36:3; 37:2). In his office as governor of the palace of Hezekiah he succeeded Shebna (Isa. 22:15-25). He was a good man (Isa. 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.

Eliakim [NAVE]

1. Son of Melea, Luke 3:30.
2. Son of Hilkiah, deputy of Hezekiah, 2 Kin. 18:18; 19:2; Isa. 36:3, 11, 22; 37:2.
3. Original name of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, 2 Kin. 23:34; 2 Chr. 36:4.
4. Son of Abiud, Matt. 1:13.
Probably same as Shechaniah, 1 Chr. 3:21.
5. A priest, Neh. 12:41.


(raised up by God.).
  1. Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah?s household ("over the house," as) (Isaiah 36:3) (2 Kings 18:18,26,37) (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 3:30,31)


ELIAKIM - e-li'-a-kim ('elyaqim; Eliakeim, "God sets up"):

(1) The son of Hilkiah who succeeded Shebna as gorvernor of the palace and "grand vizier" under Hezekiah (Isa 22:20). The functions of his office are seen from the oracle of Isaiah in which Shebna is deposed and Eliakim set in his place (Isa 22:15 ff). He is the "treasurer" (the Revised Version, margin "steward"), and is "over the house" (Isa 22:15). At his installation he is clothed with a robe and girdle, the insignia of his office, and, having the government committed into his hand, is the "father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah" (Isa 22:21). The key of the house of David is laid on his shoulder, and he alone has power to open and shut, this being symbolic of his absolute authority as the king's representative (Isa 22:22).

One of Solomon's officials is the first mentioned as occupying this position (1 Ki 4:6), and this office was continued in both the Northern and Southern Kingdom (1 Ki 16:9; 18:3; 2 Ki 10:5; 15:5). Its importance is seen from the fact that after Azariah was smitten with leprosy, Jotham his heir "was over the household, judging the people of the land" (2 Ki 15:5).

When Sennacherib sent an army against Jerusalem in 701, Eliskim was one of these Jewish princes who held on behalf of Hezekiah a parley with the Assyrian officers (2 Ki 18:18,26,37; Isa 36:3,11,22). As a result of the invader's threats, he was sent by Hezekiah in sackcloth to Isaiah, entreating his prayers to Yahweh on behalf of Jerusalem (2 Ki 19:2; Isa 37:2).

(2) The original name of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, whom Pharaoh-necoh made king of Judah (2 Ki 23:34; 2 Ch 36:4).

(3) A priest who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, rebuilt after his return from Babylon (Neh 12:41).

(4) A grandson of Zerubbabel and ancestor of Jesus (Mt 1:13).

(5) An ancestor of Jesus (Lk 3:30).

S. F. Hunter

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