Hezekiah of Judah

Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • HEZEKIAH BEN DAVID — (d. c. 1058), exilarch and gaon. His grandfather Hezekiah b. Judah, a grandson of david b. zakkai , is also referred to as exilarch, although there is some doubt whether he actually held the position. Hezekiah b. David became exilarch after… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hezekiah — /hez euh kuy euh/, n. a king of Judah of the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. II Kings 18. [ < Heb hizqiyyah lit., Yahweh strengthens] * * * flourished late 8th and early 7th centuries BC King of Judah at Jerusalem. The dates of his reign are uncertain …   Universalium

  • HEZEKIAH — (Heb. חִזְקִיָּהוּ ,חִזְקִיָּה; YHWH is (my) strength, shortened form of יְחִזְקִיָּהוּ; in cuneiform transcription Ḫazaqiau, YHWH is strong ), son of Ahaz, king of Judah (II Kings 18–20; II Chron. 29–32). Hezekiah reigned for 29 years in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH — (Heb. יְהוּדָה), fourth son of Jacob and Leah. The biblical explanation of the name Judah connects it with thanksgiving and praise (Heb. אוֹדֶה, oʾdeh; Gen. 29:35). However, if one compares the names Judith (Gen. 26:34) and Jahdai (I Chron. 2:47) …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HEZEKIAH — (died c. 46 B.C.E.), fighter for freedom at the beginning of the period of Roman rule in Judea. Hezekiah, probably a supporter of the Hasmoneans, conducted a stubborn war against supporters of the Roman government. He was the leader of a band of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hezekiah's Tunnel — 2010 Siloam Inscription …   Wikipedia

  • Hezekiah Tunnel — Hezekiah s Tunnel, or the Siloam Tunnel is a tunnel that was dug underneath the Ophel in Jerusalem about 701 BC during the reign of Hezekiah. It was probably a widening of a pre existing cave and is mentioned in the Bible.The tunnel [… …   Wikipedia

  • Hezekiah (disambiguation) — Hezekiah (or Ezekias) is the Anglicized version of the Hebrew name Hizkiya or Hizkiyahu , (חזקיה or חזקיהו), which means God has strengthened ).Notable people named Hezekiah are:#Hezekiah, a king of Judah. #Hezekiah (Khazar), a Khazar ruler of… …   Wikipedia

  • HEZEKIAH — (early third century C.E.), Palestinian amora; at times referred to as Beribbi (Ḥul. 57a). He was the son of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • JUDAH HA-LEVI BEI-RABBI HILLEL — JUDAH HA LEVI BEI RABBI HILLEL, medieval paytan, some of whose work was recently discovered in the Cairo Genizah. Judah s piyyutim are based on customs prevailing in Ereẓ Israel, which would indicate that he lived there or in Egypt, where there… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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