Eliakim in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(raised up by God.). 1. Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah's household ("over the house," as) Isa 36:3 2Ki 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," Isa 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." Isa 22:21 2. The original name of Jehoiakim king of Judah. 2Ki 23:34; 2Ch 36:4 3. A priest in the days of Nehemiah, who assisted at the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem. Ne 12:41 (B.C. 446.) 4. Eldest son of Abiud or Judah; brother of Joseph, and father of Azor. Mt 1:13 5. son of Melea, and father of Jonan. Lu 3:30,31

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