American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hezekiah fl. 715?-686? B.C. King of Judah who, according to the Bible, sought to abolish idolatry and restore worship of Yahweh.
- n. biblical A king of Judah.
- n. A male given name of biblical origin.
- n. A supposed (but nonexistent) book of the Bible, often cited as a source of made-up quotations.
- n. (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry (715-687 BC)
- Hebrew חִזְקִיָּה (chizkiyá, "Hezekiah") (Wiktionary)
“The dog started barking and a baby started crying, and they gave me the nickname Hezekiah.”
“That’s not exactly the word Hezekiah was hoping for.”
“Ooh, and peep the video, featured on the OkayPlayer website, where Hezekiah is listed as a 'Now Hear This Spotlight' artist, and more MP3s and other goodies.”
“I tell you, Salome, Lionel Hezekiah is an expensive luxury.”
“Hezekiah is bad, and Lionel is worse; but the two in combination, and tacked on to Smith at that, is something that only Martha Smith could have invented.”
“Between the threatened attack and the actual appearance of the enemy, this incident in Hezekiah's history must have taken place.”
“The danger shall be so imminent as to reach near it at Sennacherib's invasion in Hezekiah's reign; but it shall be spared”
“(2Ch 35: 9), some of their eminent brethren who had been distinguished in Hezekiah's time (2Ch 31: 12-15), gave a large additional contribution for the use of the Levites exclusively.”
“Rabbins attribute it to Isaiah or Hezekiah is explicable by supposing that one or the other inserted it in the canon.”
“He probably, also, hints at his own desire to live until he should have a child, the successor to his throne, to whom he might make known and so perpetuate the memory of God's truth. truth -- faithfulness to His promises; especially in Hezekiah's case, His promise of hearing prayer.”
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