New Defender's Study Bible Notes
33:1 Manasseh. The long and wicked reign of Manasseh is also discussed in II Kings 21. The first twelve years of his life had seen many evidences of God’s blessing and miraculous power—probably including the destruction of the Assyrian army. He was quite young, however, and evidently received little instruction from his father. Evidently subversive teachers had exerted more influence on his early training. Nothing is known about his mother Hephzi-bah (II Kings 21:1), except that her name seems to mean “My Delight.” In any case, whatever godly teachings he may have received from his parents, he rebelled against them in his teen-age years when he had become king.