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One of the officers sent by Hezekiah to meet Sennacherib’s Assyrian envoy from Lachish (2 Kgs 18:18–37; Is 36:1–22).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ELIAKIM (PERSON) [Heb ʾelyāqı̂m (אֶלְיָקִים)]. The name is composed of two parts, the theophoric element ʾēl (meaning “God,” the Canaanite or the Israelite deity), and the verb form yāqı̂m (a Hipʿil impf 3ms from qûm, with the meaning “to raise, set up, establish”). Thus “God will establish” would
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliakim. 1. Hilkiah’s son and a royal officer in the household and court of King Hezekiah (2 Kgs 18:18, 26, 37). His position had increased in importance since Solomon’s reign (1 Kgs 4:2–6) until he was second only to the king. As such Eliakim had absolute authority as the king’s representative.When
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. The son of Hilkiah who succeeded Shebna as governor 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 (22:15ff.). He is the “steward” and is “over the household” (v 15).
1. The son of Josiah, and king of Judah enthroned by Pharaoh Neco of Egypt in 609 b.c. to replace Jehoahaz his brother, whom the people had chosen to succeed Josiah (2 K. 23:34; 2 Ch. 36:4). Judah paid a heavy tribute to Egypt, to whom Jehoiakim remained subservient until 605 b.c. when the crucial Battle
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliakim (i-li´uh-kim; Heb., “El [God] raises up”).1 The son of Hilkiah and royal steward under King Hezekiah. Eliakim had replaced Shebnah (Shebna) in that office in accordance with the prophecy of Isaiah, but he later fell into disfavor with the prophet or his disciples (Isa. 22:20–25). Together with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELIAKIM. The name occurs on three scaraboid seals of the 6th cen. b.c. as “Belonging to Eliakim, attendant of Yaukin” (l’lyqm n‘r ywkn). This Eliakim, not mentioned in the OT, was steward of Jehoiachin.1. Son of Hilkiah; the royal chamberlain or official “over the household” of King Hezekiah, holding
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ELIAKIM (Heb. ’el-yāqîm, ‘God establishes’?; Gk. Eliakeim). The name of at least five different individuals. Two were ancestors of our Lord (Mt. 1:13; Lk. 3:30); one was a priest, a contemporary of Nehemiah (Ne. 12:41). Eliakim was also the one whom Pharaoh-neco made king after Josiah and whose name
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliakim (Heb. ʾelyāqɩ̂m)1. A court official under King Hezekiah, involved in negotiations to end Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (2 Kgs. 18:17–19:7 = Isa. 36:3–37:7). Eliakim, described as being “in charge of the palace,” was sent, along with Shebnah and Joah, to meet an Assyrian delegation comprised
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eliakim [ĭ līˊə kĭm] (Heb. ˒elyāqîm “God raises up”; Gk. Eliakeim).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eli´akim (raised up by God).1. Son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah’s household (“over the house,” as Isa. 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,” Isa. 22:20, and also in the discharge of the duties