A pious king of Judah, succeeded his father Ahaz about 726 B. C., and died about 698 B. C. His history is contained in 2 Kings 18:12-21 2 Chronicles 29:1-32:33. Compare Isaiah 36:1-38:22. His reign is memorable for his faithful efforts to restore the worship of Jehovah; for his pride and presumption towards the Assyrians; for the distractions of their invading host in answer to his prayer; for his sickness and humiliation, and the prolonging of his life fifteen years of peace. He was succeeded by the unworthy Manasseh.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'HEZEKIAH'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".