Hezekiahs Pool

Hezekiah's Pool, the modern traditionary name of a cistern or reservoir in the western part of the city of Jerusalem, referred by Robinson (Later Researches, p. 112) and Bartlett (Walks about Jerusalem, p. 82) to the military preparations of that king (2Ch 32:3 sq.; compare 2Ki 20:20; Ecclus.

48:17 sq.; Isa 22:9-11; Ps 48:12-13), but disputed by Ritter (Erdk. 17, 371 sq.). SEE JERUSALEM.

2. The great-great-grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah (Zep 1:1, where the name is Anglicized "Hizkiah"), supposed by some to be the same with the foregoing (see Huetius, Denostr. Evang. Lips. p. 512; contra Rosenmüller, Proleg. ad Zeph.). B.C. much ante 635.

3. A person mentioned in connection with Ater (but whether as father or otherwise is not clear), which latter was the father (or former residence) of ninety-eight Israelites who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ne 7:21). In Ne 10:17 his name (Anglicized "Hizkijah") appears in a similar connection (but without the connective "of") among those who subscribed the covenant of Nehemiah. B.C. ante 536.

4. The second of the three sons of Neariah, a descendant of Salathiel (1Ch 3:23); probably a brother of the Esli of Lu 3:25, and also of the Azor of Mt 1:13. (See Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gosp. p. 16.) B.C. post 536.

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