Hephzibah

Hephzibah

[hef-zuh-buh, -suh-]
noun
1.
the wife of Hezekiah and the mother of Manasseh. II Kings 21:1.
2.
a name applied to Jerusalem, possibly as denoting its prophesied restoration to the Jews after the Captivity. Isa. 62:4. Compare Beulah ( def 1 ).
3.
Also, Hepsiba [hep-suh-buh] . a female given name.
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Hephzibah
fem. proper name, biblical, from Heb. Hephtzibah, lit. "my delight is in her," from hephtzi "my delight" (from haphetz "to delight, to desire") + bah "in her."
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Hephzibah definition


my delight is in her. (1.) The wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1). (2.) A symbolical name of Zion, as representing the Lord's favour toward her (Isa. 62:4).

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