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HIZKIAH, HIZKIJAH (hĭz-kī'a, hĭz-kī'ja)

The great-great-grandfather of Zephaniah (Zeph.1.1), mentioned to show his relationship with King Josiah. The spelling should be Hezekiah, as in NIV.One of the covenanters with Nehemiah (Neh.10.17). The spelling here also should be Hezekiah, as in NIV.A son of Neariah, a member of the royal line after the Exile (1Chr.3.23).

HIZKIAH. Alternate form of Hezekiah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(chizqiyah; Septuagint Ezekia, "strength of Yah"):

(1) A son of Neariah, a descendant of David (1Ch 3:23, the King James Version "Hezekiah").

(2) An ancestor of the prophet Zephaniah (Ze 1:1). In the Revised Version (British and American) this word is here translated "Hezekiah." This name again appears in Ne 10:17 (Hebrew 18) in the form of "Hizkijah" in the King James Version, but as "Hezekiah" in the Revised Version (British and American).

See Hezekiah.