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Uzziah (uz-zî'ah), might of Jehovah. 1. The son and successor of Amaziah, king of Judah; called Azariah in 2 Kings 14:21 and elsewhere; began to reign at 16, and reigned 52 years, b.c. 808-756. His career was most prosperous. He walked in the ways of his father David, and as a consequence was blessed with victory over his enemies, and great fame and love. But he was puffed up by success so long continued, and presumed to burn incense on the altar like the priests. Azariah, the high priest, and 80 others opposed him; but God most effectually checked him by making him a leper, dwelling in a separate house until death. 2 Kings 15:1-7; 2 Chronicles 26:1-23. A great earthquake occurred in bis reign. Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5. There are five persons of this name mentioned in the Bible.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Uzziah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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