And Uzziah died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David, and Jotham, his son, became ruler in his place.
Uzziah had died a leper, his brilliant history ended in disgrace.
He must then be placed as early, at least, as the reign of Uzziah, and perhaps earlier.
King Uzziah's presumption in this kind also points a warning.
Uzziah seems to have been the more familiar title which he bore among his people.
Uzziah appears, in all respects, to have taken Solomon's kingdom as his model.
In order to deprive the high priest of his prestige, Uzziah took a bold step.
This wall was afterward repaired by Uzziah, who strengthened it with towers.
He was called to his work the last year of the reign of Uzziah.
Amid such successes Uzziah did not forget that changes would occur, that other times would come.