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Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Hezekiah?
The definition and outline of Hezekiah is as follows: According to
the Old Testament he was the thirteenth
king of Judah who abolished idolatry.
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Son of Ahaz (2 Kings 18:1; 2Chr 29:1), whom he succeeded on the
throne of the kingdom of Judah. He reigned twenty-nine years (B.C.
726-697). The history of this king is contained in 2 Kings 18:20,
Isaiah 3639-39, and 2 Chronicles 2932-32. He is spoken of as a great
and good king. In public life he followed the example of his great-granfather
Uzziah. He set himself to abolish idolatry from his kingdom, and
among other things which he did for this end, he destroyed the
"brazen serpent," which had been removed to Jerusalem, and had
become an object of idolatrous worship (Numbers 21:9). A great
reformation was wrought in the kingdom of Judah in his day (2 Kings
18:4; 2Chr 29:3-36).
the death of Sargon and the accession of his son Sennacherib to the
throne of Assyria, Hezekiah refused to pay the tribute which his
father had paid, and "rebelled against the king of Assyria, and
served him not," but entered into a league with Egypt (Isaiah 30;
31; 36:6-9). This led to the invasion of Judah by Sennacherib (2
Kings 18:13-16), who took forty cities, and besieged Jerusalem with
mounds. Hezekiah yielded to the demands of the Assyrian king, and
agreed to pay him three hundred talents of silver and thirty of
But Sennacherib dealt treacherously with Hezekiah (Isaiah 33:1), and
a second time within two years invaded his kingdom (2 Kings 18:17;
2Chr 32:9; Isaiah 36). This invasion issued in the destruction of
Sennacherib's army. Hezekiah prayed to God, and "that night the
angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians
185,000 men." Sennacherib fled with the shattered remnant of his
forces to Nineveh, where, seventeen years after, he was assassinated
by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer (2 Kings 19:37).
The narrative of Hezekiah's sickness and miraculous recovery is
found in 2Kings 20:1, 2 Chronicles 32:24, Isaiah 38:1. Various
ambassadors came to congratulate him on his recovery, and among them
Merodach-baladan, the viceroy of Babylon (2 Chronicles 32:23; 2Kings
20:12). He closed his days in peace and prosperity, and was
succeeded by his son Manasseh. He was buried in the "chiefest of the
sepulchres of the sons of David" (2 Chronicles 32:27-33). He had
"after him none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that
were before him" (2 Kings 18:5).
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Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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