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Who Is King Uzziah

Updated on April 2, 2013

Who Is King Uzziah

Who Is King Uzziah? King Uzziah was only sixteen when he became king and he ruled the people for fifty two years. He prayed and looked to God to help him, and God did. He gave him victory over his enemies, and they built up a strong army. He built walls and towers around Jerusalem to protect them. The Bible says, "As long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper," 2 Chronicles 26:5. "And he was marvelously helped till he was strong," 2 Chronicles 26:15.

Who Is King Uzziah?

Uzziah ( meaning Yahweh is my strength), 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 genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. Uzziah was sixteen when he became king of Judah 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. Pekah became king of Israel in the last year of Uzziah's reign. Sources date his reign from 809-759 B.C...[Wikipedia, King Uzziah]

King Uzziah - The King Uzziah Stricken with Leprosy, by Rembrandt, 1635.

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      Valdacious 6 years ago

      We are rarely taught about King Uzziah - thanks!