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- See Hezekiah.
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- proper n. King Hezekiah, in the New Testament form.
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- n. (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry (715-687 BC)
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Then follows Ezekias, that is, ` the Lord is strong, 'because he understands that God is strong, and so turning to His love, he becomes
: His is also Ezekias, that is, ` the strong Lord, 'or, ` the Lord shall comfort;' according to that, "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
In Galilee a man named Judas, son of Ezekias, had sparked the uprising, breaking into the royal armory at Sepphoris and seizing the arms.
Shortly after his death, a certain Judas son of Ezekias broke into the royal palace at Sepphoris.
Antipater and his ambitious sons Herod and Phasael contrived to maintain their tyranny amid the constant shifting of power; and when the hardy mountaineers of Galilee strove under the lead of one Hezekiah (Ezekias), the founder of the party of the Zealots, to shake off the Roman yoke, Herod ruthlessly put down the revolt.
All, except David, and Ezekias, and Josias, were defective; for they forsook the law of the Most High, even the kings of
Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; and Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; and
Ezekias, who was twenty-three years old, and reigned over Judaea and
Jerome: It should be known, that the Hebrews believe this prophecy to refer to Ezekias, the son of Ahaz, because in his reign Samaria was taken; but this cannot be established.
Jerusalem twenty-nine years; how then can a prophecy prophesied in the first year of Ahaz refer to the conception and birth of Ezekias, when he was already nine years of age?