Hephzibah (name for Zion)
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Hephzibah [Hef-zuh-buh](Hebrew origin: My delight is in her)(2 Kings 21:1). 8th century b.c. Hephzibah was the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah and the mother of King Manasseh.(Isaiah 62:4). This is the name, by which, God would call the people of Israel, according to the prophet Isaiah.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Hephʹzi-bah [my delight is in her], a real and a symbolical name.1. The mother of King Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1).2. A figurative title ascribed to Zion in token of Jehovah’s favor when, after the predicted desolation (Isa. 62:4), there should be the return from the Captivity and the advent of the Messiah.
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Hephzibah [hef-zi-buh] (1) the wife of Hezekiah (1) and mother of Manasseh (2) (2 Kings 21:1) (2) the personification of Jerusalem (Isa. 62:4)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HEPHZIBAH hef´zi-buh [חֶפְצִי־בָהּkheftsi-vah]. Meaning “in whom I delight.” 1. King Manasseh’s mother (2 Kgs 21:1).2. Metaphorically, the restored city of Jerusalem in a prophetic oracle of Third Isaiah (Isa 62:4). The NRSV translates this name “My delight is in her.”
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