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Jehoiakim (king)
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Son of King Josiah and Zebidah who reigned over Judah from 609–598 bc. Originally named Eliakim, he was given the regnal name Jehoiakim by Pharaoh Neco. Although Josiah had been faithful to Yahweh, Jehoiakim was considered to have done evil in His eyes (2 Chr 36:5).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehoiakim, King of Judah
Jehoiakim, King of Judah (יְהוֹיָקִים‎, yehoyaqim). Son of King Josiah and Zebidah who reigned over Judah from 609–598 bc. Originally named Eliakim, he was given the regnal name Jehoiakim by Pharaoh Neco. Although Josiah had been faithful to Yahweh, Jehoiakim was considered to have done evil in His eyes
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eliakim (Person)
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
Jehoiachin (Person)
JEHOIACHIN (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôyākı̂n (יְהֹויָכִין)]. Var. JOIACHIN; JECONIAH; CONIAH; JECHONIAH. Son of Jehoiakim and king of Judah for 3 months from December 598 (or January 597) to March 597 b.c.e. Jehoiachin (or Joiachin; Heb yôyākin) was undoubtedly a throne name, meaning “Yahweh establishes”
Jehoiakim (Person)
JEHOIAKIM (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôyāqı̂m (יְהֹויָקִים)]. King of Judah who reigned 609/8–598/7 b.c.e. Jehoiakim, whose given name was Eliakim (meaning “God raises up”), was the son of Josiah. His mother was Zebidah, daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah (2 Kgs 23:36) in Galilee.A. Jehoiakim’s ReignFollowing the
Joiakim (Person)
JOIAKIM (PERSON) [Heb yôyāqı̂m (יֹויָקִים)]. A son of Jeshua, the high priest and father of Eliashib (Neh 12:10, 12, 16). His name means “Yahweh raises up” and is a variation of Jehoiakim. His name also occurs in Josephus’s Antiquities, where he is noted as having died during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eliakim
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
Jechoniah
Jechoniah. Alternate form of Jehoiachin, a Judean king, in Matthew 1:11, 12.See Jehoiachin.
Jechonias
Jechonias. kjv form of Jechoniah, an alternate name for Jehoiachin, king of Judah, in Matthew 1:11, 12.See Jehoiachin.
Jehoiachin
Jehoiachin. King of Judah for a very brief time (598–597). He was the son of Jehoiakim and Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem (possibly the Elnathan mentioned by Jeremiah, cf. 26:22; 36:12, 25). The name Jehoiachin means “Yahweh will uphold,” and variations include Coniah (Jer 22:24, 28;
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim. Second son of Josiah by Zebidah (2 Kgs 23:36; 1 Chr 3:15; 2 Chr 36:5) who became King of Judah in 609 bc. His given name, Eliakim, means “God will establish” (2 Kgs 23:34; 2 Chr 36:4). He replaced his older brother as king when Jehoahaz was deposed and exiled by Pharaoh Neco after a 3-month
Joiakim
Joiakim. Levite; Jeshua’s son and the father of Eliashib the high priest, a contemporary of Nehemiah (Neh 12:10, 12, 26).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eliakim
2. The original name of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, whom Pharaoh Neco made king of Judah (2 K. 23:34; 2 Ch. 36:4).
Jehoiachin
Jehoiachin jə-hōiʹə-kin [Heb. yehôyāḵîn—‘Yahweh will uphold’]; also JECONIAH jek-on̄īʹə [Heb. yeḵonyâ, yeḵonyāhû]; CONIAH kon̄iʹə [Heb. konyāhû] (Jer. 22:24, 28; 37:1); NT JECHONIAH jə-kon̄īʹə [Gk. Iechonias] (Mt. 1:11f); AV NT JECHONIAS; NEB NT JECONIAH; Apoc. [Gk. Iōakim] (1 Esd.
Jehoiakim
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
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim jə-hoiʹə-kim [Heb. yehôyāqîm—‘Yahweh will establish’]; originally ELIAKIM ē-līʹə-kim [Heb. ʾelyāqîm—‘God will establish’]; AV Apoc. JOACIM [Gk. Iōakim] (1 Esd. 1:37–39; Bar. 1:3); NEB also JOAKIM (1 Esd. 1:37–39).
Joiakim
Joiakim joiʹe-kim [Heb. yôyāqîm—‘Yahweh raises up’]. Son of Jeshua and father of Eliashib the high priest (Neh. 12:10, 12, 26).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eliakim
ELIAKIM1. 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
Jechoniah
JECHONIAH* Alternate form of Jehoiachin, a Judean king, in Matthew 1:11–12. See Jehoiachin.
Jechonias
JECHONIAS* kjv form of Jechoniah, an alternate name of Jehoiachin, king of Judah, in Matthew 1:11–12. See Jehoiachin.
Jehoiachin
JEHOIACHIN King of Judah for a very brief time (598–597 bc). He was the son of Jehoiakim and Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem (possibly the Elnathan mentioned by Jeremiah, cf. Jer 26:22; 36:12, 25). The name Jehoiachin means “Yahweh will uphold,” and variations include Coniah (Jer 22:24,
Jehoiakim
JEHOIAKIM Second son of Josiah by Zebidah (2 Kgs 23:36; 1 Chr 3:15; 2 Chr 36:4) who became king of Judah in 609 bc. He replaced his younger brother Jehoahaz as king when he was deposed and exiled by Pharaoh Neco after a three-month reign (2 Kgs 23:31–35). Jehoiakim was installed as king at age 25, and
Joiakim
JOIAKIM Levite high priest in a family of high priests. Jeshua’s son and the father of Eliashib the high priest, a contemporary of Nehemiah (Neh 12:10–12, 26).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eliakim
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
Jehoiachin
Jehoiachin (ji-hoi´uh-kin; Heb., “the Lord has established”; also called Joiachin, Jeconiah, Jechoniah, and Coniah), one of the last two kings of Judah. His father was King Jehoiakim and his mother was Nehushta, the daughter of Onathan, a high court official. Jehoiachin came to the throne in 598/7 bce
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim (ji-hoi´uh-kim), king of Judah ca. 608–598 bce (2 Kings 23:36). He was installed as king at age twenty-five by Pharaoh Neco after Neco had deposed his younger brother Jehoahaz (23:33–35). The son of Josiah and Zebidah, Jehoiakim’s given name was Eliakim before Neco changed it. The pharaoh exacted
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eliakim
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
Jechonias
JECHONIAS. Jechonias is the Gr. form of Jeconiah (q.v.). It is found in Mt 1:11–12.
Jehoiachin
JEHOIACHINAlso called Jeconiah (1 Chr 3:16–17; Est 2:6; Jer 24:1; 27:20; 28:4; 29:2) and Coniah (Jer 22:24, 28; 37:1). (Mt 1:11–12) uses the Gr. form Jechonias.Son of Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin became king of Judah in December, 598 b.c. He was 18 years old (the “eight years old” of (2 Chr 36:9) is considered
Jehoiakim
JEHOIAKIM. King of Judah, son of Josiah by his wife Zebudah. He was first called Eliakim, but after deposing Jehoiahaz, Pharaoh Necho set him on the throne of Judah and changed his name to Jehoiakim, in the latter half of 609 b.c. (2 Kgs 23:34, 36). He was subject to Egypt for four years and required
Joiakim
JOIAKIM. The son of Jeshua the priest who returned with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:10, 26).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eliakim
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
Jehoiachin
JEHOIACHIN (Heb. yehôyāḵin, ‘Yahweh will establish’; ‘Jeconiah’ in 1 Ch. 3:16; cf. Mt. 1:11–12; ‘Coniah’ in Je. 22:24, 28).Jehoiachin was appointed king of Judah by the Babylonians following the revolt and death of his father Jehoiakim (6 December 598 bc). His brief reign of 3 months and 10 days
Jehoiakim
JEHOIAKIM (Heb. yehôyāqîm, ‘Ya (h)w has established’; cf. Joakim, 1 Esdras 1:37–39). King of Judah (609–598 bc), a son of *Josiah and elder brother of *Jehoahaz, whose place he took at the command of Neco II of Egypt. His name was changed from Eliakim as a mark of vassalage. The reign is recorded
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eliakim
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
Jeconiah, Jechoniah
Jeconiah (Heb. yĕḵonyâ, yĕḵonyāhû), JECHONIAH (Gk. Iechonias) (also CONIAH)1. Alternate name of King Jehoiachin of Judah. In the genealogy of Jesus at Matt. 1:11–12 he is called Jechoniah (Gk. Iechonɩ́as).2. A levitical chief during King Josiah’s reign (1 Esdr. 1:9). At 2 Chr. 35:9 he is called
Jehoiachin
Jehoiachin (Heb. yĕhôyāḵɩ̂n) (also JECONIAH)The throne name (“Yahweh has established”) of Coniah, who succeeded his father Jehoiakim as the king of Judah. He became king at the age of 18 and reigned for three months during 598/597 b.c.e. His mother was Nehushta, daughter of Onathan, a high court
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim (Heb. yĕhôyāqɩ̂m)1. King of Judah (609–598 b.c.e.), whose given name was Eliakim (2 Kgs. 23:34; 2 Chr. 36:4). His mother was Zebidah, daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah (2 Kgs. 23:36b). Jehoiakim was the second-born son of Josiah (1 Chr. 3:15) and was enthroned by Pharaoh Neco of Egypt in 609
Joiakim
Joiakim (Heb. yôyāqɩ̂m)A postexilic high priest; the son of Jeshua (9) and the father of Eliashib (8; Neh. 12:10, 12, 26).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eliakim
Eliakim [ĭ līˊə kĭm] (Heb. ˒elyāqîm “God raises up”; Gk. Eliakeim).
Jehoiachin
Jehoiachin [jə hoiˊə kĭn] (Heb. yehôyāḵîn “Yahweh establishes”). Nineteenth king of Judah (598/597 B.C.); son and successor of Jehoiakim and Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan. He is also called Jeconiah (1 Chr. 3:16–17; Esth. 2:6; Jer. 24:1; 27:20; 28:4; 29:2; cf. Matt. 1:11–12, “Jechoniah”)
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim [jə hoiˊə kĭm] (Heb. yehôyāqîm “Yahweh will lift up” or “establish”).†
Joiakim
Joiakim [joiˊə kĭm] (Heb. yôyāqîm “Yahweh raises up”). A postexilic high priest; the son of Jeshua (4) and the father of Eliashib (5) (Neh. 12:10, 12, 26).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eliakim
ELIAKIM (Hebrew, “God will establish”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Hilkiah and master of the palace or chamberlain under King Hezekiah. He was much respected by Isaiah (2 Kgs 18:18, 26, 37; 19:2; Isa 36:3, 11, 22; 37:2).2. The second son of King Josiah; he was installed
Jehoiachin
JEHOIACHIN (Hebrew, “may the Lord establish”) The eighteenth king of Judah in 598–97 b.c., the son and successor to King Jehoiakim. His reign began when he was eighteen years old and endured for a mere three months, after which he surrendered without struggle to Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians who
Jehoiakim
JEHOIAKIM (Hebrew, “the Lord raises up”) The seventeenth king of Judah from 609 to 598 b.c., the son of Josiah and Zebidah, daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah (2 Kgs 23:36). Known originally as Eliakim, he succeeded his brother Jehoahaz after the latter was deposed by Pharaoh Neco of Egypt. In order to demonstrate
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eliakim
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
Jeho-iachin
Jeho-i´achin (whom Jehovah has appointed), son of Jehoiakim, and for three months and ten days king of Judah. (b.c. 597.) At his accession Jerusalem was quite defenceless, and unable to offer any resistance to the army which Nebuchadnezzar sent to besiege it. 2 Kings 24:10, 11. In a very short time Jehoiachin
Jeho-iakim
Jeho-i´akim (whom Jehovah sets up), called Eliakim, son of Josiah and king of Judah. After deposing Jehoahaz, Pharaoh-necho set Eliakim, his elder brother, upon the throne, and changed his name to Jehoiakim, b.c. 608–597. For four years Jehoiakim was subject to Egypt, when Nebuchadnezzar, after a short
Jo-iakim
Jo-i´akim (whom Jehovah sets up), a high priest, son of the renowned Jeshua. Neh. 12:10. (b.c. before 446.)
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Josiah Father
Zebidah Mother
Zedekiah Brother
Jehoahaz Brother
Johanan Brother
Zarios Brother
Jerahmeel Son
Amon Grandfather
Shealtiel Grandson
Pedaiah Grandson
Pedaiah Grandfather
Jekamiah Grandson
Zedekiah Grandson
Shenazzar Grandson
Hoshama Grandson
Malchiram Grandson
Jedidah Grandmother
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