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Hezekiah (Ne. 7:21)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Named in connection with a clan of exiles who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:16; Neh 7:21). In both Ezra 2 and Neh 7, the name appears in the phrase—“sons of Ater to Hezekiah” (בְּנֵי־אָטֵר לִיחִזְקִיָּה‎, benei-ater lichizqiyyah). The Hebrew preposition לְ‎ (l) in this context could indicate possession (e.g., “belonging to Hezekiah”), or it could mark an explanatory gloss on the name “Ater” (e.g., “Ater, that is Hezekiah”). With the first interpretation, the clan of Ater was somehow associated with Hezekiah, perhaps even Hezekiah, king of Judah. The second interpretation equates Hezekiah and Ater as two names for the same clan. The list of leaders of the postexilic community who signed the written agreement to keep the law during the time of Ezra and Nehemiah list Ater and Hezekiah in sequence (אָטֵר חִזְקִיָּה‎, ater chizqiyyah), where they are typically construed as separate names (Neh 10:17). The distinction arises only from the loss of the preposition, a single letter in the Hebrew text. Therefore, one family signature, not two, may have been intended at Neh 10:17 with both names originally designated the clan of Ater of Hezekiah. The Greek text of 1 Esdras 5:15 also links the names with the genitive, reading “sons of Ater of Hezekiah” (υἱοὶ Ατηρ Εζεκιου, huioi Atēr Ezekiou).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah, Ancestor of Exiles
Hezekiah, Ancestor of Exiles (חִזְקִיָּה‎, chizqiyyah). Named in connection with a clan of exiles who returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:16; Neh 7:21). In both Ezra 2 and Neh 7, the name appears in the phrase—“sons of Ater to Hezekiah” (בְּנֵי־אָטֵר לִיחִזְקִיָּה‎, benei-ater lichizqiyyah). The
Hezekiah, King of Judah
Hezekiah, King of Judah Hezekiah, King of Judah. The 13th king of Judah. The name Hezekiah (חִזְקִיָּה‎, chizqiyyah) derives from the combination of the verbal root “to strengthen” (חָזַק‎, chazaq) and the shortened form (יָּה‎, yah) of the divine name Yahweh (יהוה‎, yhwh), meaning “the Lord strengthens.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah (Person)
HEZEKIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥizqı̂yāhû (חִזְקִיָּהוּ‎); ḥizqı̂yâ (חִזְקִיָּה‎); yēḥizqı̂yāhû (יֵחִזְקִיָּהוּ‎); yĕḥizqı̂yâ (יְחִזְקִיָּה)]. The name of three persons in the Hebrew Bible. The root of the name is ḥzq, “to be strong, to strengthen.”1. King of Judah. See HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH.2.
Hizkiah (Person)
HIZKIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥizqı̂yāhû (חִזְקִיָּהוּ)]. The second son of Neariah in the list of postexilic descendants of David in 1 Chr 3:23. His name is identical to that of Hezekiah. The name may mean “Yahweh is strength” or some variant (TPNAH, 153).Russell Fuller
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ezekias
Ezekias. kjv spelling of Hezekiah, Judah’s king, in Matthew 1:9, 10.See Hezekiah # 1.
Hezekiah
Hezekiah. 1. King of Judah from 715–686 bc. The account of Hezekiah’s reign is in 2 Kings 18:1–20:21; 2 Chronicles 29:1–32:33; Isaiah 36:1–39:8.
Hizkiah
Hizkiah. 1. Neariah’s son and a descendant of David through Rehoboam’s line (1 Chr 3:23, kjv Hezekiah). He is perhaps identifiable with the Hezekiah in Ezra 2:16 and Nehemiah 7:21.See Hezekiah #3.2. kjv spelling of Hezekiah, Zephaniah’s forefather, in Zephaniah 1:1.See Hezekiah #4.
Hizkijah
Hizkijah. kjv form of Hezekiah, Ater’s descendant, in Nehemiah 10:17.See Hezekiah #3.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hezekiah
Hezekiah hez-e-kīʹe [Heb. ḥizqîyâ, ḥizqîyāhû—‘Yahweh strengthens’; Gk. Hezekias]; AV also EZEKIAS (Mt. 1:9f.). 1. Son of Ahaz and king of Judah. His leadership marks a significant religious era in Judah’s history, being a direct contrast to the idolatry and apostasy that prevailed under his
Hizkiah
Hizkiahhiz- ’a [Heb. ḥizqîyâ—‘strength of Yahweh’; Gk. Ezekia].1. A son of Neariah, of the royal family of Judah (1 Ch. 3:23; AV HEZEKIAH).2. AV form of Hezekiah in Zeph. 1:1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ezekias
EZEKIAS* kjv spelling of Hezekiah, Judah’s king, in Matthew 1:9–10. See Hezekiah #1.
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH1. King of Judah from 715–686 bc. The account of Hezekiah’s reign is in 2 Kings 18:1–20:21, 2 Chronicles 29:1–32:33, and Isaiah 36:1–39:8.Chronology Hezekiah succeeded to Judah’s throne at 25 and ruled for 29 years (2 Kgs 18:2; 2 Chr 29:1). His mother was Abi (2 Kgs 18:2; 2 Chr 29:1; “Abijah,”
Hizkiah
HIZKIAH1. Neariah’s son and a descendant of David through Rehoboam’s line (1 Chr 3:23). See Hezekiah #2.2. kjv spelling of Hezekiah, Zephaniah’s forefather, in Zephaniah 1:1. See Hezekiah #4.
Hizkijah
HIZKIJAH* kjv form of Hezekiah, Ater’s descendant, in Nehemiah 10:17. See Hezekiah #3.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hezekiah
Hezekiah (hez´uh-ki´uh; Heb., “God strengthens”), the son of Ahaz and king of Judah ca. 715–687/6 bce. He was considered by the author of the book of Kings to have been utterly loyal to the Lord, God of Israel: “There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah after him, or among those who were
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH1. A king of Judah who reigned for 29 years (cf. 2 Kgs 18–20; 2 Chr 29:32; Isa 36–39). The chronological references are best harmonized by dating his reign from 716/15 to 687 b.c. He may have been coregent with his father Ahaz beginning c. 729 (2 Kgs 18:1, 9–10).The Assyrian domination of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH (Heb. ḥizqîyâ or ḥizqîyāhû, ‘Yahweh is [my] strength’).1. The 14th king of Judah. Son of Ahaz who was 25 at the start of his reign and reigned for 29 years (2 Ki. 18:2; 2 Ch. 29:1). He was outstanding for his own piety (2 Ki. 18:5) and also cared for previous traditions and teaching
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hezekiah
Hezekiah (Heb. ḥizqɩ̂yâ, ḥizqɩ̂yāhû)1. King of Judah (probably 715–687 b.c.e.), son and successor of Ahaz. His mother was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. His 29-year rule began when he was 25 (2 Kgs. 18:2, 2 Chr. 29:1) and is evaluated positively (2 Kgs. 18:3, 2 Chr. 29:2). The Deuteronomist
Hizkiah
Hizkiah (Heb. ḥizqɩ̂yâ)A son of Neariah and descendant of Zerubbabel, thus a member of the royal house of Judah (1 Chr. 3:23). The Hebrew name is the same as “Hezekiah.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
Hezekiah [hĕzˊə kīˊə] (Heb. ḥizgîyâ, ḥizqîyāhû, yeḥizqîyâ, yeḥizqîyāhû] “Yahweh [is] my strength”).
Hizkiah
Hizkiah [hĭz kīˊə] (Heb. ḥizgîyâ “strength of Yahweh,” a form of Hezekiah).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
Hezeki´ah (the might of Jehovah).1. Twelfth king of Judah, son of the apostate Ahaz and Abi or Abijah, ascended the throne at the age of 25, b.c. 726. Hezekiah was one of the three most perfect kings of Judah. 2 Kings 18:5; Ecclus. 49:4. His first act was to purge and repair and reopen with splendid
Hizkiah
Hizki´ah (might of Jehovah), an ancestor of Zephaniah the prophet. Zeph. 1:1. (b.c. before 635.)
Hizkijah
Hizki´jah (might of Jehovah), one of those who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:17. (b.c. 410.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH (hez-i-kīʹa). The name of a king (which see) of Judah and of two other persons.1. An ancestor of Zephaniah the prophet (Zeph. 1:1), 630 b.c. rendered “Hizkiah” in KJV.2. One of those who sealed the covenant with Ezra and Nehemiah (Neh. 10:17; “Hizkijah,” KJV). Some believe that the name should
Hizkiah, Hizkijah
HIZKI´AH, HIZKI´JAH. A son of Neariah and descendant of Jehoiachin and thus part of the post-exilic royal line (1 Chron. 3:23). See Hezekiah.
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