This is the name of 2 biblical men.
His long reign of about 52 years was “the most prosperous, excepting that of King Jehoshaphat, since the time of Solomon.” He was a vigorous and able ruler, and “his name spread abroad, even to the entering in of Egypt” (2 Chronicles 26:8, 14).
In the earlier part of his reign, under the influence of Zechariah, he was faithful to Jehovah, and “did that which was right in the sight of the Lord” (2 Kings 15:3; 2 Chronicles 26:4, 5); but toward the close of his long life “his heart was lifted up to his destruction,” and he wantonly invaded the priest's office (2 Chronicles 26:16), and entering the sanctuary proceeded to offer incense on the golden altar.
“It is not for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord, but for the priests, the sons of Aaron who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been untrue and will have no honor from the Lord God.” But Uzziah, with a censer in his hand for burning incense, was enraged… —2 Chr. 26:18-19 NASB excerpt
- What is consecration?
- What is HOLINESS and why are we to pursue it? Answer
- Who are the priests and what is their God-given role?
- What is a high priest?
- What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Answer
Suddenly, King Uzziah was struck by God with leprosy while in the act of offering incense (26:19-21), and he was driven from the temple and compelled to reside in “a separate house” to the day of his death (2 Kings 15:5; 15:27; 2 Chronicles 26:3).
“That lonely grave in the royal necropolis would eloquently testify to coming generations that all Earthly monarchy must bow before the inviolable order of the divine will, and that no interference could be tolerated with that unfolding of the purposes of God, which, in the fulness of time, would reveal the Christ, the true High Priest and King for evermore” —Dr. Green, Kingdom of Israel, etc.
Uzziah, the father of Jehonathan (Jonathan)
- Men of the Bible