The death of King Uzziah (2 Chr 26:22-26:23)

Now the rest of the acts of King Uzziah, from first to last, the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz wrote. King Uzziah slept with his ancestors. They buried him near his ancestors in the burial field that belonged to the kings. They said. ‘He is a leper.’ His son Jotham succeeded him.”

This is loosely based on 2 Kings, chapter 15. There is so little explanation of his long rule in either book, when other kings got so much ink. Here there is no mention of that lost “Book of the Annals of the Kings of Israel.” Instead, this biblical chronicler refers you to the prophet Isaiah, who never mentioned King Uzziah except in the title of his writing. King Uzziah died and was buried in Jerusalem beside his ancestors. However, there was a special burial site here because he was an unclean leper. Obviously his son King Jotham ruled both in practice and theory.

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