Uzziah (Uh-zi´uh; Heb., “Yah[weh] is strong”)

1 The son of Amaziah and the father of Jotham who reigned as king in Jerusalem during the eighth century BCE. Uzziah (called Azariah in 2Kgs 14:21) ascended the throne at the age of sixteen after his father was driven from office. During his long reign, he seems to have had some military success (2Chr 26:6-8; 2Chr 11-15:6) and to have devoted considerable attention to agriculture. In later life the king was stricken with leprosy, which was interpreted as divine punishment for pride displayed in an attempt to usurp priestly prerogative. At least two prophets, Amos and Hosea, were active in his time, and Isaiah’s vision in (Isa 6:1-13) occurred in the year of Uzziah’s death. 2 A Levite descended from Kohath (1Chr 6:24). 3 The father of Jonathan, an official over the royal treasuries in David’s time (1Chr 27:25).

2Kgs 14:21

21All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king to succeed his father Amaziah.

2Chr 26:6-8

6He went out and made war against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod; he built cities in the territo ... View more

2Chr 11-15:6

Judah and Benjamin Fortified
1When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled one hundred eighty thousand chosen troops of the house of Judah and Benjamin to figh ... View more

Isa 6:1-13

A Vision of God in the Temple
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. ... View more

1Chr 6:24

24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.

1Chr 27:25

Other Civic Officials
25Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth son of Adiel. Over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towe ... View more

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