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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

2 Chronicles 26

King Uzziah

Summary:
Uzziah, Amaziah's son, reigned for 52 years. He was good. He built up Judah, attacked the Philistines and Arabs successfully. He was famous. He built up Jerusalem.

He had an organised army, with seige weapons. However, he was arrogant, and tried to take the priests role in the temple. The priests confronted him, and he got angry, and got leprosy.

He had leprosy til he died, and his son Jotham took over.

Key verse:
15. In Jerusalem he made machines designed by skillful men for use on the towers and on the corner defenses to shoot arrows and hurl large stones. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.

My thoughts:
This is a massive reign. The moral of the story is: If you take the priests job unlawfully, you will get leprosy and die. Let that be a lesson to you.

Seige weapons! Awesome! Obviously Hebrew didn't have words for things like catapults and ballistas. First time mentioned in the Bible.

6 Comments:

Blogger Huggies said...

So he wasn't King Uzziah the Magnificent then..?

8:58 am

 
Blogger Pete W said...

No. That would be ridiculous. There is only one magnificent King.

9:35 am

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Heh heh. People who read this are just going assume I'm being uber-holy.

How wrong they are.

9:36 am

 
Blogger Huggies said...

Heheh,no disagreement there :P

So what was that acronym again? KPTM?

11:18 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Yea... KPTM. It can be like a secret code...

10:06 am

 
Blogger Huggies said...

Mmm, you'd like that wouldn't you? Boys...

:)

2:38 pm

 

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