Uzziah, u-zi-YA-hu, עֻזִּיָּהוּ
Uzziah (Wikipedia)
King of Judah
PredecessorAmaziah of Judah
SuccessorJotham of Judah
HouseHouse of David

Uzziah (/əˈzə/; Hebrew: עֻזִּיָּהוּ‘Uzzîyāhū, meaning Yah is my strength;Greek: Ὀζίας; Latin: Ozias), also known as Azariah (/ˈæzəˈrə/; Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָהGreek: Αζαρις; Latin: Azarias), was a king of the ancient Kingdom of Judah, and one of Amaziah's sons. (2 Chronicles 26:1) Uzziah was 16 when he became king of Judah and reigned for 52 years. The first 24 years of his reign were as co-regent with his father, Amaziah.

William F. Albright dated Uzziah's reign to 783 – 742 BC.Edwin R. Thiele's chronology has Uzziah becoming coregent with his father Amaziah in 792/791 BC, and sole ruler of Judah after his father's death in 768/767 BC. Uzziah was struck with leprosy for disobeying God (2 Kings 15:5, 2 Chronicles 26:19-21). 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.

The Gospel of Matthew lists Uzziah of Judah in the genealogy of Jesus.

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