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Joiakim meaning

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🔼The name Joiakim in the Bible

There's only one man named Joiakim in the Bible, but his name is one of two contracted forms of the name Jehoiakim. The other one is Jokim.

Joiakim is the son of Jeshua the high priest during the time of the return from exile (Nehemiah 12:10, 26).

🔼Etymology of the name Joiakim

The name Joiakim consists of two elements, the first one being the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The second element of the name Joiakim comes from the root-verb קום (qum), meaning to rise up or stand:

🔼Joiakim meaning

For a meaning of the name Joiakim, BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Yah Raiseth Up and NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads the similar Yahweh Raises Up. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has The Lord Will Set Up.

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