Metaphysical meaning of Hezekiah (mbd)
Hezekiah (in A.V., Zephaniah 1:1, Hizkiah, Nehemiah 10:17, Hizkijah), hez-e-kl'-ah (Heb.)--Jehovah has strengthened; bound fast by Jah; girded of Jehovah; Jah has made firm; power of Jehovah.
A king of Judah, who was healed by Jehovah. As a sign that the Lord would heal him, the shadow on the dial went back ten steps in response to the prayer of Isaiah (II Kings 20).
Meta. The expression of spiritual strength in the executive power of the mind.
The Scriptures recite that Hezekiah was a religious reformer among the Hebrews. He cleansed and repaired the Temple, restored the Temple services, and provided for the support of the Levites and for popular religious instruction from the books of the law, thus bringing about a great uprising against idolatry. Human strength is insufficient to carry out the necessary reforms, but there is a king who receives his strength from God; and his name is Jehovah, the supreme I AM expressed in man (see Isa. 37:14-36 and II Chron. 29 to end of 32).
Preceding Entry: Hethlon
Following Entry: Hezion