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Jehoiakim (priest)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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).
Dictionaries
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
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jehoiakim (priest)
2. (Bar. 1:7; AV JOACHIM). A priest (Gk. hiereús) to whom the Babylonian exiles sent a collection of money.S. J. Schultz
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).
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).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
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
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jehoiakim
Jehoiakim [jə hoiˊə kĭm] (Heb. yehôyāqîm “Yahweh will lift up” or “establish”).†
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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
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
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Hilkiah Father
Azariah Brother
Seraiah Brother
Shallum Grandfather
Seraiah Nephew
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