Uzziah

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 Chronicles 26), son and successor of Amaziah, and king of Judah for 52 years (c. 791–739 BC).

      Assyrian records indicate that Uzziah reigned for 42 years (c. 783–742). His reign marked the height of Judah's power. He fought successfully against other nations and exacted tribute from the Ammonites. Judah expanded westward with settlements in Philistia.

      During the period of Uzziah's reign, the nation prospered, and desert areas were reclaimed by water conservation. Jerusalem's walls were reconstructed, towers were added, and engines of war were mounted at strategic points. A large army was also maintained. The nation's prosperity under Uzziah was considered to have been a result of the king's fidelity to Yahweh.

      According to the biblical record, Uzziah's strength caused him to become proud, which led to his destruction. He attempted to burn incense in the Temple, an act restricted to priests. When the priests attempted to send him from the Temple, the king became angry and was immediately stricken with leprosy. His son Jotham ruled for his father until Uzziah died.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 —    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 — 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… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • 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 — /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 (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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”