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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 (Abihud), of the posterity of Zerubbabel (Matt. 1:13)

    Eliakim’s son is Azor.

    Eliakim and Azor are ancestors of Joseph, the adopted father of Jesus Christ.

  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.