Metaphysical meaning of Jehizkiah (mbd)
Jehizkiah, je-hiz-ki'-ah (Heb.)--whom Jehovah has strengthened; whom Jah has bound fast; Jah has made firm; whose power is Jehovah. Jehizkiah is the same as Hezekiah except that it has the prefix of the pronoun.
Son of Shallum, one "of the heads of the children of Ephraim" who insisted that the Children of Israel should not keep as captives any of the people of Judah whom they had defeated in war, but should set them free (II Chron. 28:12).
Meta. The same as Hezekiah: the expression of spiritual strength in the executive power of the mind. (While Jehizkiah was not a king as Hezekiah was, he was one of the head men of the tribe of Ephraim, and Ephraim is the Israelitish tribe that represents the will faculty in man. The will is the executive power of the mind; kings also represent some phase of the action of the will.)
A realization of divine strength is needed in order to carry out necessary reforms in mind and body and to remain faithful to one's highest standards of truth and right. Only through Jehovah, the supreme I AM expressed in man, can this be done. Jehizkiah partakes of this quality of spiritual strength and faithfulness. (See HEZEKIAH.)
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