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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 of his high station, in which he acted as a “father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.” Isa. 22:21.

2. The original name of Jehoiakim king of Judah. 2 Kings 23:34; 2 Chron. 36:4.

3. A priest in the days of Nehemiah, who assisted at the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem. Neh. 12:41. (b.c. 446.)

4. Eldest son of Abiud or Judah; brother of Joseph, and father of Azor. Matt. 1:13.

5. Son of Melea, and father of Jonan. Luke 3:30, 31.