יְחִזְקִיָּ֫הוּ – Hezekiah, or Hizkiya. The 13th King of Judea in the 8th and 7th centuries BCE, son of Ahaz. Known for being a religious reformer, King Hezekiah instituted the monotheistic worship of Yhwh. As king, he was witness to the destruction of Israel by the Assyrians in 720 BCE and ruled over Jerusalem when Micah and Yeshaya were prophets.

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