Bible Isaiah
Why You Deserve Hell - Luke 11
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Uzziah King of Judah - Isaiah 1Uzziah Tablet
King Uzziah ruled the Kingdom of Judah for 52 years, from approximately 792-740 B.C. In the earlier part of his reign he was faithful to the Lord and "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord" but toward the close of his long life "his heart was lifted up to his destruction," and he wantonly invaded the priest's office (2nd Chronicles 26), and entering the sanctuary proceeded to offer incense on the golden altar. This act was strictly reserved for the priests only.

“So you shall appoint to Aaron and his sons, and they shall attend to the priesthood; but the outsider whom comes near shall be put to death” – Numbers 3:10 | Exodus 28:43

The high priest saw the tendency of such a daring act on the part of the king, and with a band of eighty priests he withstood him saying, "It is not for you Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord but it is consecrated for the priests" Uzziah became angry with the priests and he was suddenly struck with leprosy while in the act of offering incense. Uzziah was driven from the temple and compelled to reside in a secluded house until the day of his death. (2 Chronicles 26:3).

The Uzziah Tablet
In 1931 an archeological find, now known as the Uzziah Tablet was discovered by Professor E.I. Sukenik of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Funerary Inscription of King Uzziah was found in the collection of the Russian Convent on the Mount of Olives. The Aramaic inscription is incised on a stone tablet (35 x 34 cm.) and the style of the script dates it to the latter part of the Second Temple period. It tells of the reburial of the remains of Uzziah, King of Judah. The Inscription on the Uzziah Tablet reads: "Hither were brought the bones of Uzziah, King of Judah and do not open" (Leprosy).

Seal of Shebnayau, Servant of Uzziah
This reddish-brown, oval-shaped stamped seal has two convex sides, each containing a different carving. The scene on one side depicts a man wearing a long garment, possibly of Assyrian style, and holding a staff or scepter in his left hand. His right arm is raised. The Hebrew inscription behind him reads “Belonging to Shebnayau.” The carving on the other side has two winged solar discs, one at the top and one at the bottom. Between the two discs is a two-line inscription that reads, “Belonging to Shebnayau, servant of Uzziah.” The term “servant” was commonly used as a title for a high royal official. It is very possible that this “Shebna” is the same man described in Isaiah 22:15 as a “steward over his masters house” – (During the reigns of King Uzziah and King Hezekiah)

Seal of Shebnayau

Tiglath Pileser III - British MuseumUzziah or Azariah? Annals of Tiglath-Pileser
King Uzziah is also referred to by the name “Azariah” in 2 Chronicles 14:21 and 2 Chronicles 15:1. Some scholars have proposed that it must be a scribal error but there is historical conformation that the Bible is correct.

The Oriental Institute is a museum and research organization devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of archaeology and history of early Near Eastern civilizations. In 1926 the institute published the book: Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylon by Professor Daniel David Luckenbill.

This book contains numerous translations of inscriptions discovered from ancient Assyria. A large majority comes from Tiglath-Pileser III who was a famous king that reigned during the same time period as Uzziah. The following statement is recorded in the annals of Tiglath-Pileser III.

“I received the tribute of the kings of the sea coast. Azariah of Judah”
“Azariah, the Land of Judah”

These inscriptions confirm King Uzziah of Judah was also known by the name “Azariah.”

Book of Isaiah Bible
"He was wounded for our transgressions and he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon him and by his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way and God has laid on him the iniquity of us all" - Isaiah 53
Book of Isaiah - King James Version
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