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Hezekiah

stained glass window — 12th century Museum Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury

This work is linked to 2 Kings 18:1

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Hezekiah (Ezekias) was king of Judah. He is described as a pious man who fought the Philistines.

In his right hand he holds a sundial. It is a reference to the story in 2 Kings 20, where Hezekiah is first miraculously cured and then receives a signal from God who makes the shadow on the sundial move in reverse direction.

This is one of the 43 windows in the cathedral that show Jesus' ancestors.

Photo: Jules & Jenny. Cut out. License: CC-BY 2.0

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