Jehoiakim

King of Judah from around 608-598 BC. The eldest son of King Josiah, he was oringially called Eliakim but was renamed Jehoiakim by the Egyptians when they put him on the throne. Jehoiakim's rebellion against the Babylonians is said in 2 Kings 24.1 to be the cause of the Babylonians punishment of Judah, though Jehoiakim had died by the time the Babylonians had arrived in Judah, leaving his son Jehoiakin (also known as Jeconiah) on the throne.

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