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Hezekiah (son of Ahaz)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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.” King of the southern kingdom of Judah for 29 years (727–699 bc) during which time the northern kingdom of Israel fell to the Assyrians, and Judah itself was invaded by the Assyrians. Remembered for his religious reforms (2 Kgs 18:4; 2 Chr 29:3–36), for breaking allegiance with Assyria in favor of an alliance with Egypt (2 Kgs 18:13–16; Isa 30; 31; 36:6–9), and for his illness and miraculous recovery (2 Kgs 20; 2 Chr 32; Isa 38).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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.
Hezekiah King of Judah
HEZEKIAH KING OF JUDAH. Hezekiah was king of Judah ca. 715–687 b.c.e., the son and successor of Ahaz. He came to the throne at the age of 25 and ruled 29 years (2 Kgs 18:2; 2 Chr 29:1). His mother’s name was Abi (perhaps a hypocoristic of “Abijah,” 2 Chr 29:1), daughter of Zechariah. His name is attested
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.
Hizkijah
Hizkijah. kjv form of Hezekiah, Ater’s descendant, in Nehemiah 10:17.See Hezekiah #3.
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,”
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
Hezekiah [hĕzˊə kīˊə] (Heb. ḥizgîyâ, ḥizqîyāhû, yeḥizqîyâ, yeḥizqîyāhû] “Yahweh [is] my strength”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH The king of Judah from around 715 to 687 b.c., and the son and successor of Ahaz. His reign was marked by the great religious reform that placed Jerusalem at the heart of religious life, and by his foreign policy centered on gaining independence from Assyria. The judgment of 2 Kgs 18:5–6 (cf.
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
Hizkijah
Hizki´jah (might of Jehovah), one of those who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:17. (b.c. 410.)
See also
Relatives
Ahaz Father
Abijah Mother
Maaseiah Brother
Manasseh Son
Jotham Grandfather
Amon Grandson
Zechariah Grandfather
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