Hezekiah (governor)

Yehezqiyah, also rendered in English as Hezekiah, was a governor of Judea - probably the last governor during the Persian period when the province was known as Yehud or Yehud Medinata, or possibly (also) during Ptolemaic rule at the beginning of the Hellenistic period in the region.

"Yehezqiyah the governor" coinsEdit

Yehezqiyah is identified as yhzqyh hphh, 'Yehezqiyah ha-pechah' ("Yehezqiyah the governor") by the inscription on a coin type dated to the late fourth century, possibly around 335 BCE, one of which was found at Beth Zur, and some specialists are arguing that the coin might also be of a slightly later date, from the time when Persian rule was replaced by the Ptolemaic.[1][2][3] The inscription can also be rendered in English as "the governor Hezekiah".[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ronen, Yigal (1998). "The Weight Standards of the Judean Coinage in the Late Persian and Early Ptolemaic Period". Near Eastern Archaeology. 61 (2): 122–126 [125]. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick-McKinley, Anne (2015). Empire, Power and Indigenous Elites: A Case Study of the Nehemiah Memoir. Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism, vol. 169. BRILL. p. 162. ISBN 9789004292222. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. ^ Lykke, Anna (2016). Coins and Coinages in the Context of Ancient Greek Sanctuaries: Jerusalem – a Case Study from the Fringe of the Greek World. J. Hengstl, E. Irwin, A. Jördens, T. Mattern, R. Rollinger, K. Ruffing, & O. Witthuhn (Eds.), Eine neue Prägung: Innovationspotentiale von Münzen in der griechisch-römischen Antike. Philippika - Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen / Contributions to the Study of Ancient World Cultures (Vol. 102, pp. 109-118). Harrassowitz Verlag. pp. 8, 13. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. ^ Avraham Negev and Shimon Gibson (2001). Achzib Beth Zur; Bethsura. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New York and London: Continuum. pp. 89–90. ISBN 0-8264-1316-1.