The birth of the story of King Hezekiah came about from his father, King Ahaz, who was the king of Judah at first. Throughout the reign of Ahaz, the Bible demonstrates to us how Ahaz was not the best perfect that was fit for a king. King Ahaz brought much turmoil to the nation of Judah. God was not pleased at with the people, with the people; He was not only disappointed with the people, but also with King Ahaz because his ruling. King Ahaz disobeyed the law of the Lord; Ahaz gave the people to be able and worship other gods. The Bible states, “Ahaz gathered together the furnishings from the temple of God and cut them into pieces. He shut the doors of the Lord’s temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem.”Hezekiah had a great impact during the exile time in the Bible; Hezekiah was known as the king of Judah. Herion states, name of Hezekiah comes from the root word of ‘hzq’ which means, “to be strong, to strengthen.” It is said that King Hezekiah ruled the nation of Judah between the years of 715 B.C.E- 687 B.C.E. He first began is 29-year reign, beginning at a young age of 25 years old. Hezekiah took over the reign of Judah soon after his father, King Ahaz died. After his father’s death, Hezekiah promised that his reign would not be like his fathers. King Hezekiah was known to be a better king than his father; he did not follow in his father’s footsteps of the bad reputation of being the king of Judah. Hezekiah loved the Lord and he obeyed His laws that he commanded Hezekiah to do. Paton describes King Hezekiah as “… one of the most vigorous kings of the dynasty of David, and he became the leader of the Palestinian states in the struggle of Assyria.”The Lord was very pleased with Hezekiah. King Hezekiah …
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