(hihl ki' ah) Personal name meaning, “Yah's
portion.” 1. Father of Amaziah (1 Chronicles 6:45). He was a Levite who lived before the time of David the king. 2. Levite and Temple servant who lived during the time of David (1 Chronicles 26:11). 3. Father of Eliakim, who was in charge of the household of King Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18). 4. Father of Jeremiah the prophet (Jeremiah 1:1).
5. Father of Gemariah, who was an emissary from Zedekiah to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Jeremiah 29:3). 6. High priest who aided in Josiah's reform movement (2 Kings 22:4). 7. Person who stood with Ezra the scribe at the reading of the law (Nehemiah 8:4). 8. Priest who was among the exiles that returned (Nehemiah 12:7).
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'HILKIAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".