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hilkiah


hilkiah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hilkiah 
  portion  of  Jehovah.  (1.)  1  Chr.  6:54.  (2.)  1  Chr.  26:11.  (3.) 
  The  father  of  Eliakim  (2  Kings  18:18,  26,  37).  (4.)  The  father 
  of  Gemariah  (Jer.  29:3).  (5.)  The  father  of  the  prophet  Jeremiah 
  (1:1). 
 
  (6.)  The  high  priest  in  the  reign  of  Josiah  (1  Chr.  6:13;  Ezra 
  7:1).  To  him  and  his  deputy  (2  Kings  23:5),  along  with  the 
  ordinary  priests  and  the  Levites  who  had  charge  of  the  gates, 
  was  entrusted  the  purification  of  the  temple  in  Jerusalem.  While 
  this  was  in  progress,  he  discovered  in  some  hidden  corner  of  the 
  building  a  book  called  the  "book  of  the  law"  (2  Kings  22:8)  and 
  the  "book  of  the  covenant"  (23:2).  Some  have  supposed  that  this 
  book"  was  nothing  else  than  the  original  autograph  copy  of  the 
  Pentateuch  written  by  Moses  (Deut.  31:9-26).  This  remarkable 
  discovery  occurred  in  the  eighteenth  year  of  Josiah's  reign 
  (B.C.  624),  a  discovery  which  permanently  affected  the  whole 
  subsequent  history  of  Israel.  (See  {JOSIAH};  {SHAPHAN}.) 
 
  (7.)  Neh.  12:7.  (8.)  Neh.  8:4. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hilkiah,  God  is  my  portion