Dict: all - Uzziah



-1. Called AZARIAH .King of Judah kjv@2Kings:14:21; kjv@2Kings:15:1-2; kjv@2Chronicles:26:1-3 .Rebuilds Elath kjv@2Kings:14:22; kjv@2Chronicles:26:2 .Reigns righteously kjv@2Kings:15:3; kjv@2Chronicles:26:4-5 .Defeats the Philistines kjv@2Chronicles:26:6-7 .Takes tribute from the Ammonites .Strengthens the kingdom kjv@2Chronicles:26:8 .Strengthens the fortifications of Jerusalem kjv@2Chronicles:26:9 .Promotes cattle raising and agriculture kjv@2Chronicles:26:10 .Military establishment of kjv@2Chronicles:26:11-15 .Is presumptuous in burning incense; stricken with leprosy; quarantined kjv@2Chronicles:26:16-21; kjv@2Kings:15:5 .Jotham regent during quarantine of kjv@2Kings:15:5; kjv@2Chronicles:26:21 .Death of kjv@2Kings:15:7; kjv@2Chronicles:26:23 .History of, written by Isaiah:2Chronicles:26:22; kjv@Isaiah:1:1 .An earthquake occurred during the reign of kjv@Amos:1:1; kjv@Zechariah:14:5

-2. Son of Uriel kjv@1Chronicles:6:24

-3. Father of Jehonathan kjv@1Chronicles:27:25

-4. A priest .Puts away (divorced) his Gentile wife kjv@Ezra:10:21

-5. Father of Athaiah kjv@Nehemiah:11:4




H5818 <STRHEB>@ עזּיּהוּ עזּיּה ‛ûzzîyâh ‛ûzzîyâhû {ooz-zee-yaw'} ooz-zee-yaw'-hoo From H5797 and H3050; strength of Jah; {Uzzijah} the name of five Israelites: - Uzziah.


UZZIAH - U>@ - (strength of Jehovah). 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. ( kjv@2Chronicles: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 kjv@Exodus:30:7-8; kjv@Numbers:16:40 kjv@Numbers: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. ( kjv@2Chronicles:27:2) Uzziah was buried "with his fathers," yet apparently not actually in the royal sepulchres. ( kjv@2Chronicles:26:23) During his reign a great earthquake occurred. kjv@Amos:1:1; kjv@Zechariah:14:5) A Kohathite Levite, and ancestor of Samuel. ( kjv@1Chronicles:6:24)

(9). A priest of the sons of Harim, who had taken a foreign wife in the days of Ezra. kjv@Ezra:10:21) (B.C. 458.) Father of Athaiah or Uthai. kjv@Nehemiah:11:4) Father of Jehonathan, one of David’s overseers. ( kjv@1Chronicles:27:25) (B.C. about 1053.)


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 ( kjv@2Kings:14:21; kjv@2Chronicles: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" ( kjv@2Chronicles:26:8 kjv@2Chronicles:26:14). 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" ( kjv@2Kings:15:3; kjv@2Chronicles: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 ( kjv@2Chronicles: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 ( kjv@2Chronicles: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 ( kjv@2Kings:15:5 kjv@2Kings:15:27 kjv@2Chronicles:26:3). He was buried in a separate grave "in the field of the burial which belonged to the kings" ( kjv@2Kings:15:7; kjv@2Chronicles: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 ( kjv@1Chronicles:27:25).


UZZIAH, OR AZARIAH @ king of Judah, son of Amaziah- kjv@2Kings:14:21; kjv@2Kings:15:3; kjv@2Chronicles:26:1,19,23; kjv@Isaiah:6:1; kjv@Hosea:1:1; kjv@Amos:1:1; kjv@Zechariah:14:5