Bible Names N-Z : Uzziah


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]...