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(God’s strength). (1) Son and successor of Amaziah on the throne of Judah, B. C. 810-758 (2 Chron. 26:1-3). He is called Azariah (2 Kings 14:2121And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. (2 Kings 14:21) and elsewhere). He was a godly king, an excellent general, and renowned city builder. But for daring to enter the temple and burn incense in violation of the law (Num. 16:40; 18:740To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the Lord; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the Lord said to him by the hand of Moses. (Numbers 16:40)
7Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. (Numbers 18:7)
), he was stricken with leprosy and forced to live in a separate house till he died (2 Kings 15:1-71In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign. 2Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem. 3And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done; 4Save that the high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense still on the high places. 5And the Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land. 6And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 7So Azariah slept with his fathers; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. (2 Kings 15:1‑7); 2 Chron. 26). (2) A Kohathite Levite, son of Uriel and ancestor of Samuel (1 Chron. 6:2424Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son. (1 Chronicles 6:24)). (3) Father of Jehonathan, superintendent of David’s storehouses in fields, cities, villages and castles (1 Chron. 27:2525And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah: (1 Chronicles 27:25)). (4) A priest of the sons of Harim (Ezra 10:2121And of the sons of Harim; Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah. (Ezra 10:21)). (5) A Judahite (Neh. 11:44And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez; (Nehemiah 11:4)).