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King Azariah

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King Azariah

  1. 1. King Azariah BY: PRESLEY & KAYLEE
  2. 2. King Azariah of Judah was also known as Uzziah. In Hebrew, the name Uzziah means “Yahweh is my strength.” Uzziah held the second longest tenure as a Judah’s monarchy and ruled for fifty-two years. His mother was Jecoliah, who was from Jerusalem. Uzziah’s father, King Amaziah was assassinated after a military disaster, and so Uzziah was to take his fathers place.
  3. 3. Uzziah became Judah’s eleventh king when he was only sixteen years old. For this reason, he was considerably underestimated. Early in his role as king, he was victorious over all of their
  4. 4. He had military successes against the Philistines, the Gurbaal, the Mehunims, and the Ammonites. After a long decline, Uzziah strengthened and influenced the kingdom almost as much Israel’s in the days of David and
  5. 5. He was an able ruler and “his name spread abroad, even to the entering in of Egypt” (2 Chronicles 26:8-14). Under the prophet Zechariah, he was very faithful to God, and “did that which was right in the sight of the
  6. 6. Uzziah was an inventor. He made machines designed by skillful men. These machines were made for the use on towers and on the corner defenses to shoot arrows and hurl stones for protection against enemies. He organized an army of 307,500 men. Uzziah’s ideas of creations and inventions were very expansive. Uzziah was responsible for being active in agriculture, digging wells, and
  7. 7. Uzziah’s pride and successfulness eventually lead to his downfall. He grew to prove himself unfaithful to God. The king’s pride blinded him to humanity. He sinned against the Lord by burning incense on the altar of the Temple. This was the job of a priest, and not for a king.
  8. 8. Eighty-one priests went to him and warned him of this wrongdoing, saying, “It is not right for you Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated
  9. 9. The High Priest went in after him and demanded him to get out. Uzziah refused to follow the priest’s orders and kept holding the incense burner. Suddenly, a great earthquake shook the ground. The temple split and rays of sun light shined through it, falling onto the king’s face. As the rays beamed his face, leprosy appeared on his forehead. This event showed the Lord’s
  10. 10. No leprous person was allowed in the temple, so the priests urged the unclean king to leave. In a panic, Uzziah fled and his son Jotham took his place. Uzziah never recovered from leprosy. He remained in seclusion until he
  11. 11. Uzziah’s success, prosperity, and accomplishmen ts were all lost because of his refusing to follow God’s commands. True success is found in
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