Who is Eliakim son of Hilkiah?

Matthew Nuzum —  — 12 Comments

Who is Eliakim son of Hilkiah? According to Isaiah 22:19-21, it sounds like this is a person who would be the immediate successor to Shebna, who had displeased God. However verses 22-25 seem to cross reference Revelation 3:7-13 which describes the missionary church, Philidelphia, where Jesus says he will open doors and no one will be able to shut them. Is Eliakim Jesus or is Jesus in the line of Hilkiah? Why would the wording of Revelation 3:7 match the wording of Isaiah 22:22 except for us to draw a connection between the two.

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  • Matthew, take a look at this site. It may assist you more with the genealogy of Jesus, http://mb-soft.com/believe/txc/genealog.htm.

    To the other matters:
    In this, Eliakim becomes a prophecy of the Messiah, because Jesus told us this passage spoke of Himself: These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens.” (Revelation 3:7) Jesus is the one with the keys of Hades and of Death (Revelation 1:8), who has all authority both in heaven and on earth. Jesus delegates this authority as it pleases Him (Matthew 16:19).

    He shall open, and no one shall shut; and he shall shut and no one shall open: Eliakim would have this kind of authority from the Lord. Since he is a picture of Jesus, we know that Jesus has the authority to open and shut doors in our lives as He pleases. We need to accept both the open and the shut doors!

    • ElderYonah

      In MAtt 16:19, as you have it stated above, it is mis leading of the truth. For it doesn’t say that Yahoshua, the true Name of HA Mashiach, was given complete authority to do as He pleases. It actually says ” And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt on earth shall abe bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shall loose on earth shall be loose in heaven.” to use this inthe manner you allowed for it to be presdented is to say if Yahoshua loosed hell on earth, so shall it be loosed on heaven and it isn’t the case. Fo if you had taken notice, the heaven is used with small letters and not capitalized. Therefore complete contrill ver the kingdom of Heaven and earth had limits. For the Abba Yahwah is and always will be the first and last word on any issue that is consummated in His Creation. For the Father did create the Son. HaleluYah and all praised to YAh the Most High…… ElderYonah

    • Thomas

      Elder Yonah

      Your reply to Matthew shows a lack of understanding of who Messiah Jesus was, is and ever shell be. The prophets and writers of the old testament as inspired by the Holy Spirit gave clues to who the Messiah was and what His Mission was. Eliakim was a type of Christ, just as Moses was a type of Christ in a specific role and yet this Christ Jesus was more than a man, more than an angel, He was GOD incarnate, not created, but eternally co-existent with the Father, who came to take away the sins of the world and redeem man from his sin and rebellion. No one else in human history was ascribed worship except God the father and yet Jesus received worship and readily accepted it. Just as Thomas the doubter saw the risen Christ and proclaimed; MY LORD and MY GOD in John 20:28, we too should ascribe and acknowledge Jesus Christ as our LORD and GOD, for; IN HIM DWELLS ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE GOLDHEAD BODILY. Col. 2:9 and Col 1:16; For in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things have been created through him and unto him.

      The best clue to finding out who Jesus is is search the scriptures with an open heart allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth of who Jesus is.


  • Neither First nor Last

    Joshua & bagonya, you speak well.

    …”And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, He explained to them clearly in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” – John 24:27

    This passage is often looked over by so many – sometimes by Christians who seek to dismiss the Old Testament as being irrelevant in the Age of Grace, and sometimes by Messianic’s who agree to the see the Son of God but stumble at God the Son.

    Christ showed His disciples where He could be found in the Scriptures – right from Moses through all the prophets: This is key – Christ is in the Old Testament, in shadow, type, and figure. Eliakim son of Hilkiah is one such Christ figure, as confirmed in Revelation.

    The Lord uses names illustratively for His purposes, to reveal truths to us. Always look at the names of people, of places, and uncover their meaning. Names are very particular for Him, this is why He changed the names of people at times (IE Jacob – the deceiver (alt. supplanter), to Israel – the Prince of God). Changing a name proves the importance He places on such names. This is a key to Bible study.

    Eliakim means “Resurrection of God” in Hebrew – or “God will Develop.” Hilkiah means “Portion of Jehovah (YHWH)”. In these two names, do we not see a picture of our Lord and Savior, who is Himself a portion of Jehovah, and God in Resurrection? He is a member of the Trinity – the Three-in-One – Have you seen this Elder Yonah?

    Genesis (Bereishit) 1:

    26. And God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, and they shall rule over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the heaven and over the animals and over all the earth and over all the creeping things that creep upon the earth.” כו. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱ־לֹהִים נַעֲשֶׂה אָדָם בְּצַלְמֵנוּ כִּדְמוּתֵנוּ וְיִרְדּוּ בִדְגַת הַיָּם וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם וּבַבְּהֵמָה וּבְכָל הָאָרֶץ וּבְכָל הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל הָאָרֶץ:

    Let “Us” – “Our” image. God is not referring here to Himself and the angels, for the angels do not bear the image of God. The angels are spiritual beings who come in different shapes and sizes – and they are only His creation. He would not number the angels with Himself, for they were but servants of the Most High.

    Revelation 22:8-9 “I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!”

    Brothers here, don’t let us stumble – for this we have in common: We call Jesus Christ Lord. I pray eyes are opened to the truth. And brothers, look not to doctrines outside the Word of God: for only to this book, the Bible, did Jesus promise preservation. Any other book of doctrine, any other “church” teaching, must be suspect. The Word is the pure Word of God… let it breathe life into you brothers.

    “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.” Luke 21:33


  • Elyaqiym son of Chilqiyahuw ( Eliakim son of Hilkiah)

    And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse….
    And it shall come to pass in that day_YHAH shall set his hand the second time..
    Isaiah 11:10,11.
    And it shall come to pass in that day_ YHAH will call his servanr Elyaqiym son of Chilqiyahuw.
    Isaiah 22: 20-25
    And it shall come to pass in that day_YHAH will make a new covenant with Judah & Israel..
    Jeremiah31: 31-40
    Zephaniah 3:9. His people will call upon his name in one language.
    Hosea 2: 16. And it shall come to pass in that day_YHAH will consume the names of your Idols.

    These words are fulfilled in your hearing

  • Son of Israel

    The Old Testament Prophets and men of God were all aportioned Acting Duties by God to Act on behalf of the Christ who was to come. Their names bares the title and function of their acting roles and when you gather all these prophets and men of God their specific titles, functions and roles then you have the identity of Jesus Christ for all these Titles belong to him.
    When christ came he then releaved all from their acting duties and resumed all these titles himself. The New covenant Saints then all became witnesses as compared the roles apportioned to their Old Testament brothers. King David was given the title to act in it but the title did not belong to him, so was Solomon (Salem/Peace), Hezekiah, Eliakim, Jehu, Elijah (Malachi 4), The Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:18) and many many more that all point to Christ’s identity.
    Eliakim in this case is Christ and so Eliakim was a name, title and function revealed by God but not yet commisioned until God brought fourth the corner stone Christ Jesus. The replacement of shebna was a literal putting out of office, a sacking if you want to call it. The Isaiah versus are paralleled to Christ’s commanding the fig tree to wither because it was not fruitful and also symbolic when Christ replaced the donkey he was riding with its fowl to signify in with the New and OUT with the Old. So these parallel scriptures and symbols declare that God puts out of office the Levitical priesthood and replaces it with non transfereable Kingly Priesthood of Melchizedek. If we look at the Living Translation Isaiah versus it makes it very clear that the Covenant being changed from Old to New there was also a need to change the Priesthood because as Christ warned his disciples not to mix with the leaven bread of the pharisees for the reason that they have been sacked (NO MORE). So out with the Old and in with the New. The Levitical prieshood which was under the curse of the law symbolized deat by virue of the Law on the criminals (transgressors of the law) on death row, where as Christ’s Royal Kingly Prieshood was pro eternal Life and hence death has no part with life and thereby the judgement that came with the law of Moses was annulled or pardoned for those that are under Christ. In this case Old leaven has no part with new leaven as does death has not part with life or dark has no part with light.
    let’s look at the Isaiah versus in context and all will become clear:
    Isaiah 22:15-25 (New Living Translation)
    A Message for Shebna

    This is what the
    Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, said to me:
    “Confront Shebna, the palace administrator, and give him this message:

    “Who do you think
    you are,

    and what are you doing here,

    building (Church) a beautiful tomb for yourself—

    a monument high up in the rock?

    For the Lord is about to hurl you away, mighty man.

    He is going to grab you, crumple you into a
    ball, and toss you away into a distant, barren land.

    There you will die, and your glorious chariots will be broken and useless. (The doing away of death in Christ corresponds to the doing away with the Old Levitical priestly authority under Shebna)

    You are a disgrace to your master! (God makes his thoughts known to the Levitical Priestly authority)

    “Yes, I will drive
    you out of office,” says the Lord (God has sacked the Old administration under Moses who was acting LOGOS of God to the LOGOS of God the Christ Deuteronomy 18:18 and Malachi 4). “I will pull you
    down from your high position. And then I will call
    my servant Eliakim son of Hilkiah (Christ the Son of God) to replace you. I will dress him in
    your royal robes and will give him your title and your authority. And he will be
    a father to the people of Jerusalem and Judah. I will give him the
    key to the house of David (Kingly Priesthood belonging to Melchizedek)—the highest position in the royal court. When he opens
    doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be
    able to
    open them (Revelation of John). He will bring honor
    to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the
    wall (Zechariah 10:4 refers to Nail). They will give him
    great responsibility, and he will bring honor to even the lowliest members of
    his family.d”

    But the Lord of Heaven’s Armies also says: “The time will come
    when I will pull out the nail that seemed so firm (The Old Levitical priestly authoirty). It will come out and fall to
    the ground. Everything it supports will fall with it. I, the Lord, have spoken!”

  • Tiller of the Ground

    Eliakim is a Levite, Jesus bears the blood of a Levite through Mary and even have the duty of High Priest by Law.. Mary has no brother. in common sense, the Levites should search for other who would become the High Priest which makes Caiaphas take the office. But with the birth of Jesus Christ, it brings hope to the family of Mary that a High Priest is born.By Law Yeshua is rightful one to become the High Priest.

    Jesus as a son of David of tribe of Judah. It is by Law he is a rightful heir to the throne of David. Matthew’s Genealogy of Joseph signifies the paternal genealogy and the Genealogy of Joseph in the other gospel is not of Mary but it is maternal Genealogy of Joseph, meaning Genealogy in mother-side of Joseph. Later I will discuss about what is the purpose of paternal and maternal genealogy of Joseph.

    Joseph is not a biological father of Jesus since Mary have a virgin pregnancy and birth with Jesus. Other’s might question Jesus relevance as a son of Judah. Then try read the Exodus 21;1 -24:18 .. In Jewish tradition it is called Parsha Mishpatim.

    Brother’s of Jesus are the sons of Judah by blood but by Law Jesus is the firstborn of Joseph. Marriage of Joseph and Mary reveals that Jesus is a son Judah even Joseph and Mary have no intimate intercourse. If a man and woman are married even without intimate intercourse, Holding hands or a hug or any kind of physical contact that are free from sexual intercourse but are done with love, if that two person are married their soul will have a union and will create a new soul. That means Jesus is a son of Judah by Law and by Soul.

    Paternal genealogy explains the office of Jesus the heir of throne of David.

    Maternal genealogy explains he is a righteous King. Righteous soul is pass through and by a mother.

    Remember Jesus actions towards Magdalene, is a sign that He bears of being a son of David. If you know the story of Tamar, Ruth, Nitzevet(mother of David) and Bathseba. And know the story of Boaz and David. you will know that Jesus is a real son of Judah. Boaz and David have the compassion for those women since David is a son of Nitzevet. Jesus felt a great compassion and love seeing Magdalene, why? Nitzevet’s life is a real revealer why? Compare the life of Mary and Nitzevet you would find a great significance why Jesus is very close to Magdalene that are often misinterpreted and misunderstood by many.

    A man that belongs to the family which is the son of Tamar and Judah, the line where Boaz ,David and Jesus comes from. Why did I know those things?

    Peter and Eliakim are one in Jesus time. Remember God uses parallels. Peter is the second parallel. The 3rd one did exist now because the coming of Messiah is near.

    1st parallel: Hezekiah-Eliakim

    2nd parallel Christ – Peter
    Peter is the Eliakim

    3rd parallel(this generation) Christ – ?
    ? – is the Eliakim

    Eliakim’s role is a helper and the most of all he is the concealer and revealer of truth. Eliakim Son of Hilkiah becomes a caretaker when Hezekiah died, Peter becomes a caretaker when Jesus left. The third Eliakim will be a caretaker too.

    Isaiah 22:20-24, read carefully the verse 21-24
    Read Matthew 16:19

    He is a concealer and revealer of truth. Why He knows the truth because He is close with the King. Eliakim is close to Hezekiah, Peter is close to Jesus, Eliakim the third is also close to Jesus, why? Because he belongs to Jesus family, literally He is a Levite and of Judah. He is the descendant of one of Jesus Brother.
    Eliakim will never ever boast himself but He will praise and glorify the one who really belongs to the throne. He is not a prophet but a caretaker of vineyard and caretaker of sheepfold.

    Jesus is the real and heavenly Eliakim. Scripture is parallel of Spiritual and Physical. Jesus is also the Scripture or the Word. Because Jesus reveals the secrets to Eliakim Son of Hilkiah. He also reveals the truth to Peter. And also reveals the truth to third Eliakim. Jesus is the Eliakim of Physical and Spiritual. Eliakim son of Hilkiah, Peter and the Third Eliakim are only physical and just a copy of true Eliakim. yet Son of Hilkiah, Peter and The third Eliakim have knowledge of Physical-Spiritual parallel.

    High Priest are the parallel of Jesus Christ the High Priest, Moses is the parallel of Jesus as a liberator.

    Joseph is a parallel of Christ that go down to pit and rise as the right hand of King, remember Christ did go to pit of death and rise up with glory and become the ruler next to Father just as Joseph of Dreams. By hierarchy The King is the highest in authority and Joseph son of Jacob receives the authority of the King but he is still under the authority of the king, which makes Him the second in chain of command. So as Jesus to the Father.

  • Kweevin

    We was curious about the word Hilkiah and its spelling. This lead us to your side. Seems like there is no proper knowledge about it. We was explained from our universal guides that the tribe of Hilkiah existed in the times where the Isrealites left Egypt and some were converts and traveled with them, therefore also had the chance to benefit from the manna which was given to them in the desert.
    The tribe of Hilkia were wandering desert tribes, in a way like gipsies or nomads. They usually camp outside great cities and bigger settlements along side of a river passing through.
    Possible this Eliakim was a member of one of such tribe.

  • Beth Mosior

    I looked, he is in the line of Eliakim