Hephzibah (Hebrew: חפצי בּהּ "my delight is in her") was the wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1).[1] It is a tradition in Judaism that she was the daughter of Isaiah, "whose name, they say, is not mentioned, because so wicked a king was unworthy of such a grandfather".[2] Barnes counters that: "this is scarcely probable. She was, however, no doubt, known to the prophet, and it may well have been in special compliment to her that Isaiah introduced her name (Isa. 62:4) as one that Jerusalem would bear after her restoration to God’s favor."[3]


  1. Hephzibah ChristianAnswers.Net accessed June 24, 2007
  2. Gill, John, John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible FreeGrace Net accessed June 24, 2007
  3. Barnes, Albert, Barnes on the Old Testament Vol. VI London: Blackie and Son (1868)

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