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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) The person mentioned above (Nehemiah 8:4 , etc.).
(3) Another Levite of Merari, son of Hosah (1 Chronicles 26:11 ). Is he the "porter," i.e. "doorkeeper" of 1 Chronicles 16:38 ?
(4) Father of the Gemariah whom Zedekiah of Judah sent to Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 29:3 ).
(5) The man in 2 Kings 18:18 who is evidently more famous as the father of Eliakim, the majordomo of Hezekiah's palace ( Isaiah 22:20; Isaiah 36:3 ). Probably the father's name is given in this and similar cases to distinguish between two persons of otherwise identical name.
(6) A priest of Anathoth, father of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1 ).
(7) The son of Shallum, and the best known of the name (1 Chronicles 6:13 ). He is great-grandfather of Ezra through his son Azariah (1 Esdras 8:1; compare 1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11 ). He discovered the lost Book of the Law during the repairing of the Temple (2 Kings 22:4 , 2 Kings 22:8 ); became chief leader in the ensuing reformation in 621 bc (2 Kings 23:4; 2 Chronicles 34:9; 2 Chronicles 35:8 ). He showed the recovered book to Shaphan the scribe, who, in turn, brought it to the notice of the king. At Josiah's request he led a deputation to Huldah the prophetess to "inquire of the Lord" concerning the new situation created by the discovery. The book discovered is usually identified with the Book of Deuteronomy. See DEUTERONOMY .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Hilkiah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/h/hilkiah.html. 1915.