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Uzziah


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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 of Uzziah's death (734 bce), Isaiah had his inaugural vision (Isa. 6). In 2 Kgs. 15 he is called ‘Azariah’.

Subjects: Biblical Studies.


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