Putting up the sign in 1950. The main text reads 'Eliakim', with Umm al-Zinat in brackets below
|Founded by||Yemenite Jews|
The village was established in 1949 as a moshav by Jewish refugees from Yemen on the lands of the depopulated Arab village of Umm az-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, but returned to being a moshav in 2008.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.