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 Jotham.

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  • 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 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 — (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

  • Azariah — Azariah, meaning Yah [ s] help [ed] in Hebrew, is the name of several people in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish history, including:*Abednego, the new name given to an Azariah who is the companion of Daniel, Hananiah, and Mishael in the Book of Daniel …   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. * * * ▪ king of Judah also spelled  Ozias,  also called  Azariah, or Azarias,         in the Old Testament (2… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Azariah — /az euh ruy euh/, n. Uzziah. II Kings 15:1 7. * * * …   Universalium

  • Azariah —    Whom Jehovah helps.    1) Son of Ethan, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 2:8).    2) Son of Ahimaaz, who succeeded his grandfather Zadok as high priest (1 Chr. 6:9; 1 Kings 4:2) in the days of Solomon. He officiated at the consecration of the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Azariah — /az euh ruy euh/, n. Uzziah. II Kings 15:1 7 …   Useful english dictionary

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