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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hen, Son of Zephaniah
Hen, Son of Zephaniah (חֵן‎, chen). Also called Josiah (Zech 6:10). Owner of the house where Zechariah was instructed to bring silver and gold to make a crown for the high priest Jeshua (Zech 6:10–14).
Josiah, King of Judah
Josiah, King of Judah (יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ‎, yoshiyyahu). The 15th king of Judah, circa 640–609 bc. Only eight years old when he became king. Ruled for 31 years. His name likely means “Yahweh will give.”Josiah is most frequently remembered for his religious reforms, attempting to bring Judah back to exclusive
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Josiah (Person)
JOSIAH (PERSON) [Heb yōʾšiyyāh (û) (יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ)]. The root of the name is probably ʾwš, “to give” (Gordon UT, 354a, no. 117); compare also yōʾwšiyyāhû (Jer 27:1), Joash, and yāʾûš of the Lachish Letters (from yāhûyāʾûš or ʾelyāʾûš, “Yahweh/God shall grant”[Gibson TSSI 1: 37]), and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hen (Person)
Hen (Person). kjv alternate name for Josiah, Zephaniah’s son, in Zechariah 6:14.See Josiah #2.
Josiah
Josiah. 1. Sixteenth king of the southern kingdom of Judah (640–609 bc). A godly man, he stood in marked contrast to his grandfather, Manasseh, and his father, Amon. In fact, Scripture declares there was no king either before or after him that was as obedient to the Law of Moses (2 Kgs 23:25). The Greek
Josias
Josias. kjv spelling of Josiah, Jechoniah’s father, in Matthew 1:10, 11.See Josiah #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hen
Hen hen [Heb. ḥēn—‘favor’]. In Zec. 6:14 the AV, following the MT, reads “And the crowns shall be to Helem … and to Hen the son of Zephaniah.” But as this person is called Josiah in v 10, the RSV and NEB (following the Syriac) read “Josiah.” See Josiah 2.
Josiah
Josiah jō-sīʹə [Heb. yōʾšîyāhû—‘Yahweh supports’; Gk. Iōsias]; AV Apoc., NT JOSIAS (1 Esd. 1; Bar. 1:8; Mt. 1:10f.). Son of Amon and king of Judah. The biblical account of Josiah is given in 2 K. 22:1–23:30 and 2 Ch. 34:1–35:27. He is mentioned in Jer. 1:1; 3:6. Sirach includes him in his Praise
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hen (Person)
HEN* (Person) kjv alternate name for Josiah, Zephaniah’s son, in Zechariah 6:14. See Josiah #2.
Josiah
JOSIAH1. Sixteenth king of the southern kingdom of Judah (640–609 bc). A godly man, he stood in marked contrast to his grandfather Manasseh and his father, Amon. In fact, Scripture declares there was no king either before or after him who was as obedient to the law of Moses (2 Kgs 23:25). The Greek
Josias
JOSIAS* kjv spelling of Josiah, Jehoiachin’s father, in Matthew 1:10–11. See Josiah #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hen
hen.1 A bird referred to as a “water hen” in Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:16. It is declared unclean and prohibited for food.2 A mother of chicks mentioned by Jesus in Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34. Jesus compares his concern for Jerusalem to a hen who wishes to gather her brood under her wings. See also fowls.
Josiah
Josiah (joh-si´uh; Heb., “the Lord saves”).1 The king of Judah ca. 640–609 bce. Josiah was the son of Amon and Jedidah, and he was made king at age eight when his father, King Amon, was assassinated (639 bce). His reign during the last half of the seventh century bce lasted thirty-one years. The Assyrian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Josiah
JOSIAH1. Grandson of Manasseh and son and successor of Amon as king of Judah. The primary biblical information concerning him comes from 2 Kgs 22–23; 2 Chr 34–35; Jeremiah (many references); and Zephaniah. His birth was supernaturally predicted by name in the time of Jeroboam. (1 Kgs 13:2). He was one
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hen
HEN (Heb. ḥēn, ‘favour’). One of the men who were to receive a symbolical crown (Zc. 6:14), this may be a figurative name for Josiah who had earlier (6:10) been similarly described as ‘the son of Zephaniah’.J. D. Douglas.
Josiah
JOSIAH (Heb. yō’šiyyāhû, 2 as yō’šiyyâ, ‘May Yahweh give’). 1. The 17th king of Judah. As son of Amon and grandson of Manasseh, the ‘people of the land’ enthroned him at the age of 8 upon the assassination of his father. He reigned for 31 years (c. 640–609 bc; 2 Ki. 21:24–25:1; 2 Ch. 33:25–34:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hen
Hen (Heb. ḥēn)The son of Zephaniah, according to the MT (Zech. 6:14; so NRSV mg). The NRSV reads “Josiah” (2), following the Syriac and Zech. 6:10.
Josiah
Josiah (Heb. yōʾšɩ̂yāhû)1. The son of King Amon of Judah and Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. Josiah (ca. 648–609 b.c.e.) was placed on the throne of Judah at the age of eight after the assassination of his father (ca. 640). Josiah married Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, and Zebudah,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hen
Hen [hĕn] (Heb. ḥēn “favor”). The son of Zephaniah, according to the MT (Zech, 6:14; so KJV, NIV). The RSV and JB read “Josiah” following the Syriac and v. 10.See Josiah 2.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hen
Hen (rest), probably a son of Zephaniah, and apparently the same who is called Josiah in Zech. 6:10.
Hen
Hen. The hen is nowhere noticed in the Bible except in Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34. That a bird so common in Palestine should receive such slight notice is certainly singular.
Josiah
Josi´ah (whom Jehovah heals).1. The son of Amon and Jedidah, succeeded his father b.c. 641, in the eighth year of his age, and reigned 31 years. His history is contained in 2 Kings 22–24, 25; 2 Chron. 34, 35; and the first twelve chapters of Jeremiah throw much light upon the general character of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hen
HEN (hen; favor, “grace”). The son of Zephaniah, to whom the prophet was sent with a symbolical crown (Zech. 6:14); probably a figurative name for Josiah (v. 10). “By the LXX and others the words are taken to mean ‘for the favor of the son of Zephaniah’ ” (Smith, Dict.).
Josiah
JOSI´AH (jō-sīʹa). The name of a king of Judah (see article below) and of the son of Zephaniah, residing in Jerusalem after the captivity, in whose house Zechariah was to crown the high priest Joshua (Zech. 6:10), 519 b.c.
See also
Relatives
Zephaniah Father
Josiah Brother
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