Uzziah


Uzziah
King of Judah jointly with his father from 791 BCE, solo from 767 BCE; he waged successful wars, but for presuming to take on priestly duties in the Temple he was stated by the Chronicler to be infected with leprosy (2 Chron. 26:19). In the year of Uzziah's death (734 BCE), Isaiah had his inaugural vision (Isa. 6). In 2 Kgs. 15 he is called ‘Azariah’.

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  • UZZIAH — (Heb. עֻזִּיָּה), also called Azariah (Heb. עֲזַרְיָהוּ, עֲזַרְיָה), king of Judah; succeeded his father amaziah (II Kings 14:21–22; II Chron. 26). The name Uzziah derives from the stem עזז, whose meaning in Hebrew is similar to that of עזר, to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Uzziah — m Biblical: Hebrew name meaning ‘power of Yahweh (God)’. It is borne by several characters in the Old Testament, including one of the kings of Judea. Variant: Uziah …   First names dictionary

  • Uzziah — Ozias redirects here. For other uses, see Ozias (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Uzzah. The King Uzziah Stricken with Leprosy, by Rembrandt, 1635. Uzziah (Hebrew עֻזִּיָּהוּ, meaning Yahweh is my strength; …   Wikipedia

  • Uzziah — /euh zuy euh/, n. the son and successor of Amaziah as king of Judah, reigned 783? 742? B.C. II Kings 15:13, 30 34. Also, Azariah. * * * ▪ king of Judah also spelled  Ozias,  also called  Azariah, or Azarias,         in the Old Testament (2… …   Universalium

  • Uzziah —    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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Uzziah — /euh zuy euh/, n. the son and successor of Amaziah as king of Judah, reigned 783? 742? B.C. II Kings 15:13, 30 34. Also, Azariah …   Useful english dictionary

  • Uzziah of Judah — ( he. עֻזִּיָּהוּ), also known as Azariah, 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). He is one of the kings mentioned in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Uzziah (Azariah) — (fl. 8th cent BCE)    King of Judah (c.780 c.740 BCE). He conquered Philistia and led a league of kings opposed to Tiglath Pileser of Assyria; he also rebuilt the port of Elath. He eventually fell victim to leprosy and ceded power to his son… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • 2 Chronicles 26 — 1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah. 2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. 3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • KINGDOMS OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL — samuel and the beginnings of israelite monarchy the united david solomon division of the the earliest kings the last days of samaria. the kingdom of judah until its destruction Samuel and Saul: The Beginnings of Israelite Monarchy Our earliest… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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