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Hezekiah’s Letter
A letter Hezekiah sent to the Israelite leaders concerning the Passover.
Dictionaries
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
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
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
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.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah, King
HEZEKIAH, KING (hez-i-kīʹa; “Jehovah is strength”).The twelfth sovereign (excluding Athaliah), of the separate kingdom of Judah. His co-regency lasted from 728 to 715 b.c. and his sole regency from 715 to 686 b.c. He was the son of Ahaz and Abi of Abijah, born 736 b.c. (2 Kings 18:1–2; 2 Chron. 29:1).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
HezekiahHezekiah (hez - e - kī ´ uh; Heb., ‘God strengthens’), the son of Ahaz and king of Judah (727-698 b.c.). 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, nor among
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HEZEKIAH (2)
HEZEKIAH (2)([זקִיָּה]ji, chizqiyah], “Yahweh has strengthened”; also written [זקִיָּהוּ]ji, chizqiyahu], “Yah has strengthened him”; [̔Εζεκίας, Hezekias]): One of the greatest of the kings of Judah; reigned (according to the most self-consistent chronology) from circa 715 to circa 690 BCOld Testament
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Hezekiah
Hezekiah [Hez-uh-ki-uh](Hebrew origin: Strength of God)SNAPSHOT: HEZEKIAHCHARACTER AND ACHIEVEMENTS■ A great and good king, following the example of his great-grandfather Uzziah (2 Kings 18:3–7)■ With the encouragement of the prophet Isaiah, he introduced religious reform, and reinstated religious
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH.—One of the kings of Judah, mentioned in Mt.’s (1:9f.) genealogy of our Lord.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAH Son and successor of Ahaz as king of Judah (716/15–687/86 b.c.). Hezekiah began his reign when he was 25 years old. At this time in history, the nation of Assyria had risen to power.King Hezekiah’s tunnel that brought water from the Gihon Spring to the pool of Siloam.Hezekiah began his reign
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Hezekiah
HEZEKIAHHezekiah son of Ahaz was king of Judah c. 715–686 bce. His mother was Abijah, daughter of Zechariah (2 Chron 29:1, hypocoristically written “Abi” in 2 Kings 18:2). Hezekiah came to the throne at age twenty-five and ruled twenty-nine years (2 Kings 18:2; 2 Chron 29:1). His name is a theophoric
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hezekiah (1)
HEZEKIAH hez-ē̇-kīʹa (חִזְקִיָּה‎, ḥizḳīyāh):(1) King of Judah. See special art.(2) A son of Neariah, of the royal family of Judah (1 Ch 3:23, RV “Hizkiah”).(3) An ancestor of Zephaniah (Zeph 1:1, AV “Hizkiah”).(4) One of the returned exiles from Babylon (Ezr 2:16; Neh 7:21).
Hezekiah (2)
HEZEKIAH (חִזְקִיָּה‎, ḥizḳīyāh, “Jeh has strengthened”; also written חִזְקִיָּהוּ‎, ḥizḳīyāhū, “Jeh has strengthened him”; Ἑζεκίας, Hezekías): One of the greatest of the kings of Judah; reigned (according to the most self-consistent chronology) from c 715 to c 690 BC.
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