Eliakim

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This article is about the moshav. For the biblical figure, see Eliakim (Bible).
Eliakim
Putting up the sign in 1950. The main text reads 'Eliakim', with Umm al-Zinat in brackets below
Putting up the sign in 1950. The main text reads 'Eliakim', with Umm al-Zinat in brackets below
Eliakim is located in Israel
Eliakim
Eliakim
Coordinates: 32°37′56.63″N 35°3′59.39″E / 32.6323972°N 35.0664972°E / 32.6323972; 35.0664972Coordinates: 32°37′56.63″N 35°3′59.39″E / 32.6323972°N 35.0664972°E / 32.6323972; 35.0664972
Council Megiddo
Region Menashe Heights
Founded 1949
Founded by Yemenite Jews

Eliakim (Hebrew: אֶלְיָקִים) is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Menashe Heights, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 662.

The village was established in 1949 as a moshav by immigrants from Yemen on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian Arab village of Umm al-Zinat, and was named after Jehoiakim (who was originally named Eliakim), a King of Judah (2 Kings 23:34). In 1970 it was converted to a communal settlement.

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