Origin of Hezekiah

From the Hebrew word ḥizqiyyāh literally, Yahweh strengthens
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  1. a king of Judah ?715–?687 bc, noted for his religious reforms (II Kings 18–19)Douay spelling: Ezechias

Word Origin for Hezekiah

from Hebrew hizqīyyāh ū God has strengthened
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Word Origin and History for hezekiah


masc. proper name, biblical, from Hebrew Hizqiyya, literally "the Lord has strengthened," from hazaq "he was strong, he strengthened" + jah, short for yahweh.

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