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Hilkiah

Biography, Summary & Biblical References

⭐Position held

High Priest of Israel

⭐Roles of Hilkiah in the bible

Hebrew priest at the time of King Josiah


Hilkiah was a priest and a political figure in the Kingdom of Judah, during the reigns of King Josiah and King Jehoiakim. He is best known as the High Priest who discovered the "Book of the Law," or the "Book of Deuteronomy," in the Temple in Jerusalem, which led to King Josiah's reforms of the religious practices in Judah. According to the Bible, Hilkiah was a faithful servant of God, who helped to restore the worship of Yahweh in the Kingdom of Judah. The exact time period in which he lived is not clear, but it is estimated to have been in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE. No other information about his personal life or family is recorded in the Bible.



Did you know?

How many times Hilkiah was mentioned in the bible?

Hilkiah appears 34 times in the bible.

Where is the story of Hilkiah begins in the Bible?

Hilkiah first mention in the bible is in the book of 2 Kings, chapter 18, verse 18. Read the full chapter

FAQ

What is Hilkiah known for in the Bible?

Hilkiah was a priest and a political figure in the Kingdom of Judah, during the reigns of King Josiah and King Jehoiakim. He is best known as the High Priest who discovered the "Book of the Law," or the "Book of Deuteronomy," in the Temple in Jerusalem, which led to King Josiah's reforms of the religious practices in Judah. According to the Bible, Hilkiah was a faithful servant of God, who helped to restore the worship of Yahweh in the Kingdom of Judah. The exact time period in which he lived is not clear, but it is estimated to have been in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE. No other information about his personal life or family is recorded in the Bible.

How many times was Hilkiah mentioned in the Bible?

Hilkiah was mentioned 34 times in the Bible.

Where is the story of Hilkiah begins in the Bible?

Hilkiah first mention in the bible is in the book of 2 Kings, chapter 18, verse 18.

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