Son of Josiah; he was imposed upon the nation as king of Judah in 609 BCE by the Egyptian Pharaoh Neco, who changed his name from Eliakim; but when the Babylonians defeated the Egyptians at Carchemish in 605 (Jer. 46:2), Jehoiakim found himself a vassal of Babylon. Unwisely, he rebelled (2 Kgs. 24:1)—contrary to the advice of Jeremiah— and Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem shortly after Jehoiakim died.

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