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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.”