Hephzibah

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Hephzibah or Hepzibah (English: /ˈhɛpzɪbə/ or /ˈhɛfzɪbə/; Hebrew: חֶפְצִי־בָהּ, Modern: ḥefṣīva, Tiberian: ḥep̄ṣīḇā, my delight is in her) is a figure in the Books of Kings in the Bible. She was the wife of Hezekiah, King of Judah, and the mother of Manasseh. She is in 2 Kings 21:1.according to Rabbinic Literature Isaiah was the maternal grandfather of Manasseh.[1]


Hephzibah is also a symbolic name for Zion once it has been restored to the favor of Yahweh in Isaiah 62:4.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Hezekiah". Jewish Encyclopedia". www.jewishencyclopedia.com. 1906.
  2. ^ BibleGateway.com, All the Women of the Bible, Hephzibah. Accessed 2014-04-01.

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