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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Hez·e·ki·ah /ˌhɛzəˈkaɪə/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry
          (715-687 BC) [syn: Ezekias]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    whom Jehovah has strengthened. (1.) Son of Ahaz (2 Kings 18:1; 2
    Chr. 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, Isa. 36-39, and 2
    Chr. 29-32. 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 (Num. 21:9). A great reformation
    was wrought in the kingdom of Judah in his day (2 Kings 18:4; 2
    Chr. 29:3-36).
      On 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 (Isa. 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 gold (18:14).
      But Sennacherib dealt treacherously with Hezekiah (Isa. 33:1),
    and a second time within two years invaded his kingdom (2 Kings
    18:17; 2 Chr. 32:9; Isa. 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). (See SENNACHERIB.)
      The narrative of Hezekiah's sickness and miraculous recovery
    is found in 2 Kings 20:1, 2 Chr. 32:24, Isa. 38:1. Various
    ambassadors came to congratulate him on his recovery, and among
    them Merodach-baladan, the viceroy of Babylon (2 Chr. 32:23; 2
    Kings 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 Chr.
    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). (See ISAIAH.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Hezekiah, strength of the Lord