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What is the meaning of "Hephzibah" in the Bible?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Old Testament times, the Israelites understood the power behind a name. Whether there was actual spiritual blessing or power imparted through a God-given name, or whether the names given simply ...

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Philip medium Philip Davies
An old girlfriend of mine named her bicycle Hephzibah and I asked her why and she said because "my delight is in her". And I said, "of course!"

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
According to Strong's Concordance, 
Chephtsi-bah: "my delight is in her," a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh
Original Word: חֶפְּצִי בָּהּ
Part of Speech: Proper Name Feminine
Transliteration: Chephtsi-bah
Phonetic Spelling: (khef-tsee'baw)
Definition: "my delight is in her", a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh.

According to Smith’s Bible Dictionary, Hephzibah was the queen [wife] of King Hezekiah and the mother 
of Manasseh. (2 Kings 21:1) (B.C. 709-696.)

According to the NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin: from chephets

The definition of Hephzibah is "my delight is in her," a name for Zion, also the mother of King Manasseh.

NASB Translation: Hephzibah 

Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB), a Hebrew lexicon or dictionary of the Old Testament, has: 

חֶפְצִיבָֿהּ proper name, feminine (my delight is in her; compare Phoenician חפצבעל) —
1 mother of king Manasseh 2 Kings 21:1.
2 figurative name of Zion Isaiah 62:4, here explained by כִּי חפץ יהוה בָּךְ for Yahweh delighteth in thee.

This, too, could be said of the Christian who walks with the King: (Psalm 37:23) "The steps of a man are ordered by the LORD who takes delight in his journey."

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