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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Uzzah


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A son of Abinadab, who fell dead while conducting the ark from Kirjath-jearim towards Jerusalem, 2 Samuel 6:1-23 ; 1 Chronicles 13:1-14 . In his person God chastised the prevalent irreverence, which was intimated in the rude jolting along of the ark by oxen, exposed both to sight and to touch, while the law required it to be carefully covered by the priests, and then borne by staves on the shoulders of the Levites, who were not to look upon or touch the ark itself on pain of death, Exodus 25:14 ; Numbers 4:5,15,19,20 . Perhaps Uzzah was not even a Levite. Compare 1 Chronicles 15:2,13 .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Uzzah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/u/uzzah.html. 1859.

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the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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