Character Study on Hephzibah

Character Study on Hephzibah

2 Kings 21: Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.
Isaiah 62: Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Hephzibah
(hehf' zih bah) Personal name meaning, “my delight is in her.” 1. In 2 Kings 21:1 , the mother of Manasseh, king of Judah. 2. In Isaiah 62:4 , it is used as a symbolic name for Jerusalem. When Jerusalem is restored, she will no longer be forsaken and desolate; she will be called Hephzibah, for God's delight will be in her.



Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hephzibah
My delight is in her.
The wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1 ).



A symbolical name of Zion, as representing the Lord's favour toward her (Isaiah 62:4 ).


The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Hephzibah
The mother of Manasseh was called by his name. (2 Kings 21:1) But it is infinitely more interesting to consider, that the Lord calls his church by this name, and the cause for which he did, namely, because the Lord delighted in her. The name itself conveys as much, from Chaphatz, to will: as if the Lord had said by Hephzibah,. My will is in her.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hephzibah
("my delight is in her".) Jehovah's name for Jerusalem when restored to His favor (Isaiah 62:4); instead of being as now "desolate" and "forsaken." As the prophets naturally mould their prophecies in a form suggested by the facts of the day, Hezekiah's marriage to Hephzibah, Manasseh's mother (2 Kings 21:1), would obviously suggest itself. Hence Isaiah terms restored Jerusalem both Hephzibah and Beulah, i.e. "married." The marriage of Hezekiah moreover was at a late period of his reign, after his sickness and recovery described in Isaiah 38.

Indeed Hezekiah's desire of life in that sickness was mainly because, being childless then, he was leaving no successor to the kingdom (Josephus); to which God's words may refer, "set thine house in order," i.e. make arrangements as to the succession to the throne, That sickness was probably in the 14th year of his reign (Isaiah 36:1). Manasseh was only 12 years old at his father's death; so that if Isaiah's prophecies are at all in the order of their delivery, this late prophecy, chap. 62, concerning Hephzibah would be just at the time of Hezekiah's marriage to her; his reign in all being 29 years, the marriage was after the 14th year and before the 12th year preceding Hezekiah's death, i.e. between the 11th and 17th years of his reign. These undesigned coincidences accord with truth.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Hephzibah
My delight is in her
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hephzibah
Wife of Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh. 2 Kings 21:1 . It is used symbolically for the name to be given to Jerusalem when it comes again into blessing, signifying 'My delight is in her.' Isaiah 62:4 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Hephzibah
My delight, the mother of Manasseh, 2 Kings 21:1 , and a name given to the church, Isaiah 62:4 .

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Hephzibah - " As the prophets naturally mould their prophecies in a form suggested by the facts of the day, Hezekiah's marriage to Hephzibah, Manasseh's mother (2 Kings 21:1), would obviously suggest itself. Hence Isaiah terms restored Jerusalem both Hephzibah and Beulah, i. 62, concerning Hephzibah would be just at the time of Hezekiah's marriage to her; his reign in all being 29 years, the marriage was after the 14th year and before the 12th year preceding Hezekiah's death, i
Hephzibah - When Jerusalem is restored, she will no longer be forsaken and desolate; she will be called Hephzibah, for God's delight will be in her
Hephzibah - The name itself conveys as much, from Chaphatz, to will: as if the Lord had said by Hephzibah,
Beulah - The other name, Hephzibah, means “my delight in her
Evangelistic Associations - There are 14 bodies grouped under this head: ...
Apostolic Christian Church

Apostolic Faith Movement

Christian Congregation

Church of Daniel's Band

Church of God as Organized by Christ

Church Transcendent

Hephzibah Faith Missionary Association Inc

Lumber River Missions

Metropolitan Church Association

Missionary Bands of the World

Missionary Church Association

Peniel Missions

Pillar of Fire

Voluntary Missionary Society in America
Name - In Isaiah 65:15, "ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My chosen, for the Lord shall call His servants by another name": instead of a "curse," as the name of Jew had been, the elect Jews shall have a new name, God's delight, "Hephzibah," and married to Him, "Beulah," instead of "forsaken" and "widow" (Isaiah 62:2-4)
Manasseh - His mother's name was Hephzibah
Isaiah - Moreover, Isaiah's reproof of the prevailing neglect of the temple worship, and his allusion to the slaying of children in the valleys (Isaiah 57:5), and mention of Hephzibah (Hezekiah's wife) in Isaiah 62:4, all accord with the times of Isaiah
Hezekiah - (See Hephzibah