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---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary.
Eliakim - Whom God will raise up.
(1.) The son of Melea (Luke 3:30), and probably grandson of Nathan.
(2.) The son of Abihud or Abiud, of the posterity of Zerubbabel (Matthew 1:13).
(3.) The son of Hilkiah, who was sent to receive the message of the invading Assyrians and report it to Isaiah (2 Kings 18:18; 2 Kings 19:2; Isaiah 36:3; Isaiah 37:2). In his office as governor of the palace of Hezekiah he succeeded Shebna (Isaiah 22:15). He was a good man (Isaiah 22:20; 2 Kings 18:37), and had a splendid and honorable career.
(4.) The original name of Jehoiakim, king of Judah (2 Kings 23:34). He was the son of Josiah.
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