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Holy Days (Old Testament): The ancient Holy Days are described in Leviticus 23rd chapter, of which seven special convocations occurred as feasts.
    They are the Sabbath; the Passover; Days of Unleavened Bread-(also known as the offering of firstfruits; Pentecost- (means 'count fifty'); the feast of Trumpets; the day of Atonement; the feast of Tabernacles. Details.

Huldah:-Huldah, means weasel, a prophetess; the wife of Shallum. She was consulted regarding the "book of the law" discovered by the high priest Hilkiah -2Kings 22:14-20; 2Chronicles 34:22-28. She resided in that part of Jerusalem called the Mishneh ('the college'), supposed by some to be the suburb between the inner and the outer wall, the second or lower city, Akra. 
    Anna, Miriam and Deborah are the only others who bear the title of "prophetess."

Hezekiah:-Hezekiah's story is an interesting one. Hezekiah means "whom God has strengthened".
    And God did, but only after Hezekiah asked. Hezekiah was on his death bed -2Kings 20:1. He had been a good King of the ancient southern kingdom of Judah -2Kings 20:2,3.
    He was told by the ancient prophet Isaiah that he was in his last days.
    After Hezekiah prayed, God did something wonderful for him. Since God inspired the prophet Isaiah to tell Hezekiah that he was 'on his way out', Hezekiah, after hearing that he was going to be ok and not on his way out, needed some sign of reassurance. God gave him that too! -2Kings 20:4-11.

From Easton's Bible Dictionary:-"The narrative of Hezekiah's sickness and miraculous recovery is found in 2Kings 20:1; 2Chronicles 32:24; Isaiah 38:1-17.
    Various ambassadors came to congratulate him on his recovery, and among them Merodach-baladan (the name merodach frequently occurs as a surname {family name} to the ancient kings of Assyria and Babylon; it means "thy rebellion", and Merodach was the chief deity of the Babylonians in the time of Nebuchadnezzar), the viceroy of Babylon (2Chronicles 32:23; 2Kings 20:12), to whom Hezekiah was a bit too open, a tad too naive--see 2Kings 20:12-21. Merodach-baladan here in 2Kings 20:12-21 is Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon.

Hezekiah was the son of Ahaz (2Kings 18:1; 2Chronicles 29:1), whom he succeeded on the throne of the kingdom of Judah. He reigned twenty-nine years (B.C. 726-697). The history of this king is contained in 2Kings 18:20, Isaiah chapters 36-39, and 2Chronicles chapters29-32. 
    He is spoken of as a great and good king. In public life he followed the example of his great grandfather Uzziah (see a Bible dictionary if you want more). He set himself to abolish idolatry from his kingdom, and among other things which he did for this end, he destroyed the "brazen serpent" which had been removed to Jerusalem and had become an object of idolatrous worship -Numbers 21:9. A great reformation was wrought in the kingdom of Judah in his day -2Kings 18:4; 2Chronicles 29:3-36. 
    On the death of Sargon and the accession of his son Sennacherib to the throne of Assyria, Hezekiah refused to pay the tribute which his father had paid, and "rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not", but entered into a league with Egypt (Isaiah ahapters 30, 31; 36:6-9). This 
led to the invasion of Judah by Sennacherib (2Kings 18:13-16), who took forty cities, and besieged Jerusalem with mounds. Hezekiah yielded to the demands of the Assyrian king, and 
agreed to pay him three hundred talents of silver and thirty of gold -2Kings18:14. 
    But Sennacherib dealt treacherously with Hezekiah (Isaiah 33:1), and a second time within two years invaded his kingdom -2Kings 18:17; 2Chronicles 32:9; Isaiah chapter 36.
    This invasion issued in the destruction of Sennacherib's army. Hezekiah prayed to God, and "that night the angel of the 
Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians 185,000 men." Sennacherib fled with the shattered remnant of his forces to Nineveh, where, seventeen years after, he was 
assassinated by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer -2Kings 19:37.
    Hezekiah closed his days in peace and prosperity, and was succeeded by his son Manasseh. He was buried in the "chiefest of the sepulchres of the sons of David" -2Chronicles 32:27-33. He had "after him none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him" -2Kings 18:5."

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