Hephzibah is a city in Richmond County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Augusta, Georgia metropolitan area. The population was 3,880 at the 2000 census. In 1996 the governments of the City of Augusta and Richmond County combined to form a single governing body, although Hephzibah maintains a separate city government. The city is named after the spouse of the ancient monarch of the Kingdom of Judah Hezekiah. Hephzibah is a Hebrew word which means "my delight is in her."