Hezekiah, King of Judah / חזקיהו, מלך יהודה

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Hezekiah / חזקיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה

Nicknames: "Hezekiah", "חזקיהו"
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Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Burial: David
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Son of Ahaz, King of Judah / אחז, מלך יהודה and Abijah / Abi / אביה .
Husband of Hephzi-bah / חפצי-בה .
Father of Menasseh, King of Judah / מנשה, מלך יהודה; Amariah / אמריה . and Bilah
Brother of Unknown ., Sacrificed in Moloch-worship; Maaseiah / מעשיהו . and Rimmon

Occupation: King of Judah, Roy de Judée
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About Hezekiah / חזקיהו King of Judah / מלך יהודה

Wikipedia: Hezekiah & חזקיהו.

'Then the runners went throughout all Israel and Judah with the letters from the king (Hezekiah) and his leaders, and spoke according to the command of the king: "Children of Israel, return to the LORD God of Abraham, Issac, and Israel; then He will return to the remnant of you who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria."'

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King Hezekiah, was a faithful adherent of the LORD, one who held fast the teachings of the LORD and did not depart from following HIM. (2Kg.18:1-6). He was twenty five years old when HEZEKIAH became king, and he reigned twenty- nine years in Jerusalem, his mother’s name was ABI. (2Chr 31:20),

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The virtuous and God-fearing king Hezekiah ...

whose faithful, but not always heeded, adviser was the prophet Isaiah ... [Judah] seemed about to share the same fate of Samaria [in the north] in consequence of the king's vacillating foreign policy. To prepare his capital for an emergency [of invasion by Assyria], he had a conduit cut through the rock, to bring an additional supply of water into the city [Jerusalem], into the pool of Siloam (II Kings 20;20). The conduit and the inscription, written in ancient Hebrew and recording this remarkable feat of engineering, were re-discovered in 1880. The stone bearing the inscription was transferred to the Archaeological Museum at Istanbul.

The crisis came in 701 BCE [when} Sennacherib, king of Assyria, invaded Judah and, after a prolonged siege, captured the strongly fortified town of Lachish, southwest of Jerusalem .... some 2000 human bodies .... The siege of Jerusalem that now followed was, however, suddenly abandoned, and the people saw in this unexpected relief the result of direct Divine intervention. Hezekiah's successors, [Kings] Manasseh and Amon, reverted to the policy of loyal submission to Assyrian suzerainty."

                                                quoted from Max Wurmbrand and Cecil Roth
                                                "The Jewish People: 4000 years of survival"

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Chizkiyahu as one of the 8 "Princes" - Adam, Yishai, Shaul, Samuel, Amos, Tzefaniah, Tzidkiyahu/Chizkiyahu, Messiah, Eliyahu: Succah 52b

Not wanting to have children, because of prophecy of an evil descendant: Berachot 10a-b Refusing to travel to Isaiah: Berachot 10a

Isaiah set up a group of people studying Torah outside Chizkiyahu's palace, when Chizkiyahu was ill: Eruvin 26a

Proving Repentance is always possible: Berachot 10a-b

Praying by a wall: Berachot 10b

His Prayer to save his life: Berachot 10b

Chizkiyah and his allies singing Hallel-Prayer from Psalms, when facing Sancherev: Pesachim 117a

Reclaimed the Egyptian gold from Sancherev: Pesachim 119a

Was always careful to Link Prayers of Redemption to the Amidah: Berachot 10b

Hiding the Book of Medications: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Destroyed the Copper Snake: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Disgraced the carcass of his father: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Known for rejecting those people who are disgusting to HaShem: Makkot 24a

Sealed the Gichon River [Not the Gichon of Eden: Rashi] from the invading Assyrians: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Sent the doors of the Inner room of the Temple to the Assyrians, as tribute: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Added an extra month of Adar on the 30th day of Adar I: Berachot 10b, Pesachim 56a

Praying to be saved in the Merit of King Solomon: Berachot 10b

Depending on his own Merit, and was saved by King David's Merit: Berachot 10b

Buried alongside King David and King Solomon: Bava Kama 16b

Buried with various sweet-smelling herbs: Bava Kama 16b

Number of mourners who accompanied his body: Bava Kama 17a

Praise accorded him at his funeral: Bava Kama 17a

Torah learning was established by his grave for 7 or 30 days afterward: Bava Kama 16b-17a

Why Chizkiyahu used Levites, instead of Kohanim, in cleaning out the Temple from idolatry: Eruvin 105a

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Hezekiah, King of Judah / חזקיהו, מלך יהודה's Timeline

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