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Eliakim

Meaning: whom God will raise up

This is the name of 4 biblical men, including one in the direct royal line between King David and Jesus Christ, through his legal father Joseph (by adoption).

  1. Eliakim, the son of Melea (Luke 3:30), and probably grandson of Nathan

  2. Prince Eliakim, the son of Abiud, of the posterity of Zerubbabel (Matt. 1:13)

  3. Governor Eliakim, 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 (financial minister) for 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 honorable career.

  4. Eliakim, the original name of King Jehoiakim of Judah (2 Kings 23:34)

    He was the son of Josiah.