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 (hĕz′ĭ-kī′ə) also Ez·e·ki·as (ĕz′ĭ-kī′əs) fl. 715?-686? bc.
King of Judah who, according to the Bible, sought to abolish idolatry and restore worship of Yahweh.
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(Bible) a king of Judah ?715–?687 bc, noted for his religious reforms (II Kings 18–19). Douay spelling: Ezechias
[from Hebrew hizqīyyāh ū God has strengthened]
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(ˌhɛz əˈkaɪ ə)

a king of Judah of the 7th and 8th centuries B.C. II Kings 18.
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Noun1.Hezekiah - (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry (715-687 BC)Hezekiah - (Old Testament) king of Judah who abolished idolatry (715-687 BC)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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DIRECTOR: Avi Nesher CAST: Adir Miller, Ori Hizkiah, Yehuda Levi, Yuval Scharf, Efrat Gosh
Jewish Italian physician Cesare (Hizkiah Mordecai) Lombroso (1835-1909) was a reformer in modern penology and is considered by many to be the father of positivist criminology.
The names inscribed on his birth certificate, Mordecai and Hizkiah, would be forgotten.