God of Hezekiah

God of Hezekiah is a relationship name of God. It reminds us of God’s relationship with King Hezekiah. Hezekiah experienced God’s blessing on his long reign. He saw God deliver the land from the Assyrian army against all the odds. He also knew God’s mercy when He granted him more years of life instead of allowing a disease to kill him prematurely.

God of Hezekiah (’Elohei Yekhizqiyyahu) pictured in the Hebrew text of 2 Chronicles 32:17.

God of Hezekiah (’Elohei Yekhizqiyyahu) in the Hebrew text of 2 Chronicles 32:17.

God of Hezekiah in Hebrew:

’Elohei Yekhizqiyyahu

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 2396

Bible reference: 2 Chron. 32:17

While King Sennacherib of Assyria was besieging the Judean town of Lachish, south of Jerusalem, he referred to the Lord as the God of Hezekiah.

He wrote also letters to rail on the Lord God of Israel, and to speak against him, saying, “As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.” (2 Chronicles 32:17 KJV)

A few verses later, Sennacherib called God, the God of Jerusalem. For Sennacherib, the names were mockeries; for Hezekiah and his subjects, God was utterly reliable even in the face of a formidable foe.