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Bible Names N-Z: Uzziah


Uzziah in Easton's Bible Dictionary a contracted form of Azari'ah the Lord is my strength. (1.) One of Amaziah's sons, whom the people made king of Judah in his father's stead (2 Kings 14:21; 2 Chr. 26:1). His long reign of about fifty-two years was "the most prosperous excepting that of Jehosaphat since the time of Solomon." He was a vigorous and able ruler, and "his name spread abroad, even to the entering in of Egypt" (2 Chr. 26:8, 14). In the earlier part of his reign, under the influence of Zechariah, he was faithful to Jehovah, and "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord" (2 Kings 15:3; 2 Chr. 26:4, 5); but toward the close of his long life "his heart was lifted up to his destruction," and he wantonly invaded the priest's office (2 Chr. 26:16), and entering the sanctuary proceeded to offer incense on the golden altar. Azariah the high priest saw the tendency of such a daring act on the part of the king, and with a band of eighty priests he withstood him (2 Chr. 26:17), saying, "It appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense." Uzziah was suddenly struck with leprosy while in the act of offering incense (26:19- 21), and he was driven from the temple and compelled to reside in "a several house" to the day of his death (2 Kings 15:5, 27; 2 Chr. 26:3). He was buried in a separate grave "in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings" (2 Kings 15:7; 2 Chr. 26:23). "That lonely grave in the royal necropolis would eloquently testify to coming generations that all earthly monarchy must bow before the inviolable order of the divine will, and that no interference could be tolerated with that unfolding of the purposes of God, which, in the fulness of time, would reveal the Christ, the true High Priest and King for evermore" (Dr. Green's Kingdom of Israel, etc.). (2.) The father of Jehonathan, one of David's overseers (1 Chr. 27:25).

Uzziah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("strength of Jehovah".) UZZAIH or AZARIAH. (See AZARIAH.) (2 Kings 14:2; 2 Kings 14:22; 2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Kings 15:13), "helped by Jehovah". The two names, as nearly equivalent, were used promiscuously; so the Kohathite Uzziah and Azariah (1 Chronicles 6:9; 1 Chronicles 6:24) king of Judah (2 Chronicles 26). 1. A Kohathite, ancestor of Samuel (1 Chronicles 6:24). 2. Uzziah, king of Judah. After the murder of his father Amaziah Uzziah succeeded at the age of 16 by the people's choice, 809 B.C. Energetic, wise, and pious for most part of his 52 years' reign. His mother was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. He did not remove the high places, whereat, besides the one only lawful place, the Jerusalem temple, the people worshipped Jehovah. He recovered Elath or Eloth from Edom, which had revolted from Joram (2 Kings 8:20), and "built" i.e. enlarged and fortified it, at the head of the gulf of Akaba, a capital mart for his commerce. "(See ZECHARIAH , who had understanding in the visions of God," influenced Uzziah for good so that in his days Uzziah "sought God"; he must have died before Uzziah's fall, and so cannot be the Zechariah of Isaiah 8:2, a Levite Gershonite of Hezekiah's reign (2 Chronicles 29:13). Uzziah was the biting "serpent" (Isaiah 14:28-31) to the Philistines, out of whose "root," after that "the rod of Uzziah which smote them was broken" by their revolt under the feeble Ahaz (2 Chronicles 28:18), came forth a "cockatrice" and "fiery flying serpent," namely, Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:8). Uzziah broke down the walls of Gath, Jabneh, and Ashdod; and built cities in the domain of Ashdod and in other domains of the Philistines; this avenged Judah's invasion by the Philistines under Jehoram (2 Kings 21:16- 17), when they carried away all the substance found in the king's house and his sons, all except the youngest Jehoahaz. Uzziah also smote the Philistines' allies in that invasion, the Arabians of Gurbaal, and the Mehunim of Mann (in Arabia Petraea S. of the Dead Sea); Ammon became tributary (compare Isaiah 16:1-5; 2 Kings 3:4), and Uzziah's fame as a conqueror reached to Egypt, to whose borders he carried his conquests...

Uzziah in Hitchcock's Bible Names Uzziel

Uzziah in Naves Topical Bible -1. Called AZARIAH King of Judah 2Ki 14:21; 15:1,2; 2Ch 26:1,3 Rebuilds Elath 2Ki 14:22; 2Ch 26:2 Reigns righteously 2Ki 15:3; 2Ch 26:4,5 Defeats the Philistines 2Ch 26:6,7 Takes tribute from the Ammonites Strengthens the kingdom 2Ch 26:8 Strengthens the fortifications of Jerusalem 2Ch 26:9 Promotes cattle raising and agriculture 2Ch 26:10 Military establishment of 2Ch 26:11-15 Is presumptuous in burning incense; stricken with leprosy; quarantined 2Ch 26:16-21; 2Ki 15:5 Jotham regent during quarantine of 2Ki 15:5; 2Ch 26:21 Death of 2Ki 15:7; 2Ch 26:23 History of, written by Isaiah, 2Ch 26:22; Isa 1:1 An earthquake occurred during the reign of Am 1:1; Zec 14:5 -2. Son of Uriel 1Ch 6:24 -3. Father of Jehonathan 1Ch 27:25 -4. A priest Puts away (divorced) his Gentile wife Ezr 10:21 -5. Father of Athaiah Ne 11:4

Uzziah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (strength of Jehovah). 1. King of Judah B.C. 809-8 to 757-6. In some passages his name appears in the lengthened form Azariah: After the murder of Amaziah, his son Uzziah was chosen by the people, at the age of sixteen, to occupy the vacant throne; and for the greater part of his long reign of fifty- two years he lived in the fear of God, and showed himself a wise, active and pious ruler. He never deserted the worship of the true God, and was much influenced by Zechariah, a prophet who is mentioned only in connection with him. 2Ch 26:5 So the southern kingdom was raised to a condition of prosperity which it had not known since the death of Solomon. The end of Uzziah was less prosperous than his beginning. Elated with his splendid career, he determined to burn incense on the altar of God, but was opposed by the high priest Azariah and eighty others. See Ex 30:7,8; Nu 16:40; 18:7 The king was enraged at their resistance, and, as he pressed forward with his censer was suddenly smitten with leprosy. This lawless attempt to burn incense was the only exception to the excellence of his administration. 2Ch 27:2 Uzziah was buried "with his fathers," yet apparently not actually in the royal sepulchres. 2Ch 26:23 During his reign a great earthquake occurred. Am 1:1; Zec 14:5 2. A Kohathite Levite, and ancestor of Samuel. 1Ch 6:24 (9). 3. A priest of the sons of Harim, who had taken a foreign wife in the days of Ezra. Ezr 10:21 (B.C. 458.) 4. Father of Athaiah or Uthai. Ne 11:4 5. Father of Jehonathan, one of David's overseers. 1Ch 27:25 (B.C. about 1053.)

Uzziah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE u-zi'-a, oo-zi'-a (`uzziyah (2 Ki 15:13,30; Hos 1:1; Am 1:1; Zec 14:5), `uzziyahu (2 Ki 15:32,34; Isa 1:1; 6:1; 7:1; 2 Ch 26:1 ff; 27:2); also called `azaryah (2 Ki 14:21; 15:1,7; 1 Ch 3:12), 'azaryahu (2 Ki 15:6,8); Azarias, in Kings, elsewhere Ozias; the significations of the names are similar, the former meaning "my strength is Yah"; the latter, "Yah has helped." It has been thought that the form "Uzziah" may have originated by corruption from the other. The history of the reign is given in 2 Ki 15:1-8 and 2 Ch 26): 1. Accession: Uzziah or Azariah, son of Amaziah, and 11th king of Judah, came to the throne at the age of 16. The length of his reign is given as 52 years. The chronological questions raised by this statement are considered below. His accession may here be provisionally dated in 783 BC. His father Amaziah had met his death by popular violence (2 Ki 14:19), but Uzziah seems to have been the free and glad choice of the people (2 Ch 26:1)...

Uzziah in Wikipedia Uzziah (Hebrew: עֻזִּיָּהוּ, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}, meaning Yahweh is my strength[1]; Greek: Οζίας; Latin: Ozias), also known as Azariah (Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָה, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}; Greek: Αζαρις; Latin: Azarias), was the king of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, and one of Amaziah's sons, whom the people appointed to replace his father (2 Kings 14:21 ; 2 Chronicles 26:1). (According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the second form of his name most likely results from a copyist's error.[2]) He is one of the kings mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Uzziah was sixteen when he became king of Judah[3] and reigned for fifty-two years. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 783 742 BC. Edwin R. Thiele's chronology has Uzziah becoming coregent with his father Amaziah in 792/791 BC, with his sole reign starting on the death of his father in 768/767 BC. Thiele dates Uzziah's being struck with leprosy to 751/750 BC, at which time his son Jotham took over the government, with Uzziah living on until 740/739 BC.[4] Pekah became king of Israel in the last year of Uzziah's reign. The Catholic Encyclopedia dates his reign from 809-759 B.C.[5]...

Uzziah Scripture - 2 Chronicles 26:19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and [had] a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.

Uzziah Scripture - Nehemiah 11:4 And at Jerusalem dwelt [certain] of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez;

Uzziah Scripture - Zechariah 14:5 And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.

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