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Hephzibah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hephzibah, Mother of Manasseh
Hephzibah, Mother of Manasseh (חֶפְצִי־בָהּ‎, chephtsi-vah). The wife of King Hezekiah and the mother of King Manasseh (2 Kgs 20:21–21:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hephzibah (Person)
HEPHZIBAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥepṣı̂-bāh (חֶפְצִי־בָּה)]. Mother of Manasseh, king of Judah (2 Kgs 21:1). Hephzibah’s name occurs in her son’s regnal formula in 2 Kings but is omitted from the parallel account in 2 Chr 33:1. She is the only queen mother for whom no information is given concerning either
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hephzibah
Hephzibah. 1. Mother of Manasseh, king of Judah (2 Kgs 21:1).2. Symbolic name (kjv) for the restored city of Jerusalem, meaning “my delight is in her” (Is 62:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hephzibah
Hephzibah hefʹzi-ba [Heb. ḥep̱ṣî-bāh—‘my delight is in her’].1. LXX Hopseiba, Hapseiba, Hophsiba; the wife of Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh (2 K. 21:1).2. The new name of Zion (Isa. 62:4, AV, NEB, RSV mg); LXX translates Gk. thélēma emón, “my delight” (cf. the RSV).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hephzibah
HEPHZIBAH1. Mother of Manasseh, king of Judah (2 Kgs 21:1).2. Symbolic name (kjv) for the restored city of Jerusalem, meaning “my delight is in her” (Is 62:4).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hephzibah
Hephzibah (hef´zi-buh; Heb., “my delight rests in her”).1 A wife of Hezekiah, king of Judah (ca. 715–687/6 bce), and the mother of Manasseh (687/6–642 bce; 2 Kings 21:1).2 The name given by God to restored Jerusalem in Isa. 62:4.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hephzibah
HEPHZIBAH1. Wife of King Hezekiah of Judah, mother of Manasseh (2 Kgs 21:1).2. Along with the three other feminine names having descriptive meanings in Isa 62:4 (see RSV marg.)—Azubah (“forsaken”), Shemamah (“desolate”), and Beulah (“married”)-Hephzibah (KJV) is given symbolically to restored Jerusalem
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hephzibah
Hephzibah (Heb. ḥep̱ṣɩ̂-ḇāh)1. The wife of King Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh (2 Kgs. 21:1).2. A name symbolizing Jerusalem’s restored status (Isa. 62:4; NRSV “My Delight Is in Her”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hephzibah
HEPHZIBAH (Hebrew, “my delight is in her”) The wife of King Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh, king of Judah (2 Kgs 21:1). There is no information on her origins.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hephzi-bah
Heph´zi-bah1. A name signifying “my delight in her,” which is to be borne by the restored Jerusalem. Isa. 62:4.2. The queen of King Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh. 2 Kings 21:1. (b.c. 709–696.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hephzibah
HEPH´ZIBAH (hefʹzi-bah; “my delight is in her”).1. The queen of Hezekiah and mother of King Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1), before 690 b.c.2. In the KJV and NIV, a symbolical name given to Zion by Isaiah (62:4). Zion had been called “Forsaken” but now is called Hephzibah, i.e., “My delight is in her,” as
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Manasseh Son
Amon Grandson
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