Joakim (high priest)
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A military and religious leader in the deuterocanonical book of Judith. He warned the residents of Bethulia and Betomasthaim to deny Holofernes, the Assyrian general, access to Jerusalem (Judith 4:6, 8, 14; 15:8).
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JOAKIM (PERSON) [Gk Iōakim (Ἰωακιμ)]. 1. Described as a son of Zerubbabel, a priest, and a leader of returning exiles (1 Esdr 5:5). The reference to Joakim as a son of Zerubbabel conflicts with the information provided in 1 Chr 3:19, where the only sons of Zerubbabel mentioned are Meshullam, Hananiah,
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Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Joakim or Eliakim.—King of Juda from 609 to 598 b.c., eldest son of Josias, dethroned by his brother Joachaz, restored on the throne by Nechao; he delivered himself to impiety, persecuted Jeremias, was conquered and put to death by Nabuchodonosor II. With his reign the captivity of the Jews at Babylon
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Joakim joh’uh-kim (Ιωακιμ). KJV Joacim. (1) Son of Zerubbabel (1 Esd. 5:5; no son by that name is mentioned in 1 Chr. 3:19–20).(2) A high priest in Jerusalem who exercised considerable authority in the days of Judith (Jdt. 4:6–8, 14; 15:8). Attempts to identify this figure have not been successful (see
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