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Meaning and etymology of the name Uzziah or Uzzia
Uzziah or , and Uzzia
The name Uzziah is applied to five different men in the Bible, most famously to the son and juvenile successor of king Amaziah and his wife Jechiliah of Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 26:3). For some reason, in the parallel text of 2 Kings 15:2, Uzziah is called Azariah and his mother is called Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
Other Uzziah's are: the father of Jehonathan, an officer in king David's court (spelled - 1 Chronicles 27:25); A son of Uriel (1 Chronicles 6:24); a son of Zechariah (Nehemiah 11:4); and a son of Harim (Ezra 10:21).
The name Uzziah consists of two components.
The name Uzziah ends with the appellative , Jah, which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton , YHWH, or Yahweh. On occasion this appellative is spelled with an aleph, as occurs in the name (Uzzia), one of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:44).
For a meaning of the name Uzziah, BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBS Study Bible Name List read My Strength Is Yahweh. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Strength Of The Lord.
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