Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah’s household (“over the house,” as in Isaiah 36:3; 2 Kings 18:18, 26, 37). 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).
The original name of Jehoiakim king of Judah (2 Kings 23:34; 2 Chronicles 36:4)
A priest in the days of Nehemiah, who assisted at the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:41)
Eldest son of Abiud—or Judah, brother of Joseph—and father of Azor (Matthew 1:13)
Son of Melea and father of Jonan (Luke 3:30-31)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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