Jehoiakim (d. c. 598 B.C.E.): One of the last kings of an independent Judah. He seems to have been the oldest son of King Josiah, but when that king was killed, the People of the Land made another son King. Pharaoh Necho of Egypt instead made Jehoiakim king. A few years later, the Babylonians took over Judah. Jehoiakim served them briefly, then rebelled. Jerusalem was under siege when he died, leaving his problems to his not-yet-adult son Jehoiachin.