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Scriptsחִזְקִיָהוּ Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.hez-ə-KIE-ə English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens", from the roots חָזַק (chazaq) meaning "to strength" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This name was borne by a powerful king of Judah who reigned in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Also in the Old Testament, this was the name of an ancestor of the prophet Zephaniah.
VariantHizkiah
Other Languages & CulturesEzekias Biblical Greek Chizqiyahu Biblical Hebrew Ezechias Biblical Latin

Categories

biblical, kings, strength
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute