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Hezekiah

[hez-uh-kahy-uh]
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noun
  1. a king of Judah of the 7th and 8th centuries b.c. II Kings 18.
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Origin of Hezekiah

From the Hebrew word ḥizqiyyāh literally, Yahweh strengthens
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Examples from the Web for hezekiah

Historical Examples

  • Manasseh, Hezekiah's successor, pursued the opposite policy.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies

  • In short you must come, and, like Hezekiah, I will show you all my riches.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

  • The Pharaoh who made a league with Hezekiah against Sennacherib.

  • I s'pose you think it's curus we should a named our oldest son Hezekiah.

  • “I used to know you long ago,” said Hezekiah Grindley, rising.

    Tommy and Co.

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for hezekiah

Hezekiah

noun
  1. a king of Judah ?715–?687 bc, noted for his religious reforms (II Kings 18–19)Douay spelling: Ezechias
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Word Origin

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

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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