Uzzah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Uzzah

strength; goat

ATS Bible Dictionary
Uzzah

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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Strength, a son of Abinadab, in whose house the men of Kirjath-jearim placed the ark when it was brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1). He with his brother Ahio drove the cart on which the ark was placed when David sought to bring it up to Jerusalem. When the oxen stumbled, Uzzah, in direct violation of the divine law (Numbers 4:15), put forth his hand to steady the ark, and was immediately smitten unto death. The place where this occurred was henceforth called Perez-uzzah (1 Chronicles 13:11). David on this feared to proceed further, and placed the ark in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite (2 Samuel 6:2-11; 1 Chronicles 13:6-13).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
UZZA; UZZAH

uz'-a, uz'-a ('uzzah (2 Samuel 6:6-8), otherwise `uzza' meaning uncertain):

(1) One of those who accompanied the ark on its journey from Kiriath-jearim toward David's citadel (2 Samuel 6:3-8, "Uzzah" = 1 Chronicles 13:7-11, "Uzza"). From the text of 2 Samuel 6:3-8, as generally corrected with the help of Septuagint, it is supposed that Uzzah walked by the side of the ark while Ahio (or "his brother") went in front of it. The word which describes what happened to the oxen is variously translated; the Revised Version (British and American) has "stumbled"; others render it, "They let the oxen slip," "The oxen shook (the ark)." Uzzah, whatever it be that took place, caught hold of the ark; something else happened, and Uzzah died on the spot. If the word translated "rashness" (Revised Version margin) in 2 Samuel 6:7 (not "error" as English Versions of the Bible) is to be kept in the text, Uzzah would be considered guilty of too little reverence for the ark; but the words "for (his) rashness" are lacking in the Septuagint (Codex Vaticanus), while 1 Chronicles 13:10 has "because he put forth his hand to the ark," and further no such Hebrew word as we find here is known to us. The older commentators regarded the death as provoked by non-observance of the provisions about the ark as given in the Pentateuch, but it is generally believed today that these were not known in David's time.

What is clear is that Uzzah's act led to an accident of some kind, and the event was regarded by David as inauspicious, so that the journey with the ark was discontinued. We know how the Old Testament writers represent events as due to divine intervention where we would perhaps discern natural causes.

(2) The garden of Uzza (2 Kings 21:18, 26). Manasseh the king is said (2 Kings 21:18) to have been "buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza"; and Amon (2 Kings 21:26) "was buried in his sepulchre in the garden of Uzza." It has been suggested that "Uzza"-"Uzziah" ('uzziyah) = Azariah" (compare 2 Kings 15:1-6). The garden of Manasseh would then be identical with that of Uzziah, by whom it was originally laid out. 2 Chronicles 33:20 does not mention the garden.

(3) Son of Shimei, a Merarite (1 Chronicles 6:29 (Hebrew 14)), the Revised Version (British and American) "Uzzah," the King James Version "Uzza."

(4) A descendant of Ehud, and head of a Benjamite family (1 Chronicles 8:7, "Uzza"). Hogg, JQR, 102; (1893) (see Curtis, Chron., 156-59), finds a proper name "Iglaam" in 1 Chronicles 8:6, and so reads "and Iglaam begot Uzza and Abishabar."

(5) Head of a Nethinim family that returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:49) = "Uzza" of Nehemiah 7:51.

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
5804b. Uzzah -- "strong," an Israelite name
... 5804a, 5804b. Uzzah. 5805 . "strong," an Israelite name. Transliteration: Uzzah
Short Definition: Uzzah. ... name NASB Word Usage Uzzah (1). 5804a, 5804b. ...
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6560. Perets Uzzah -- a place near Jer.
Perets Uzzah. 6559, 6560. Perets Uzzah. 6561 . a place near Jer.
Transliteration: Perets Uzzah Phonetic Spelling: (peh'-rets ...
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5798. Uzza -- four Israelites
Uzza or Uzzah. 5797, 5798. Uzza or Uzzah. 5799 . four Israelites. Transliteration:
Uzza or Uzzah Phonetic Spelling: (ooz-zaw') Short Definition: Uzza. ...
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Library

Death and Life from the Ark
... between the cherubims.3. And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought
it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/death and life from the.htm

Jerusalem Made the Capital City
... hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, guided the cart. Uzzah went
beside the ark of God, while Ahio went before it. David ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/jerusalem made the capital city.htm

That when David had Conquered the Philistines who Made War against ...
... But as they were come to the threshing-floor of Chidon, a place so called, Uzzah
was slain by the anger of God; for as the oxen shook the ark, he stretched out ...
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The King --Continued.
... But again death turned gladness into dread, and Uzzah's fate silenced the joyous
songs, "and David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark ...
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The Ark of the House of Obed-Edom
... But again swift death overtakes Uzzah with his irreverent hand. ... The ark of
the Lord will flash out its lightnings and Uzzah will die. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the ark of the house.htm

Importance of Small Things in Religion
... floor of Chidon, there is a peculiarly boggy place in the road, and the car is almost
upset; the ark is about to fall in the mire, so Uzzah thinks, and he puts ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/importance of small things in.htm

Note.
... to Levi. Subsequently we read of Saul, Uzzah, and Uzziah being punished
for usurpation of offices not intrusted to their care. Yet ...
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The Angel's Touch
... Just as the ark maimed Dagon and decimated the Philistine cities and slew Uzzah,
but brought blessing and prosperity to the house of Obed-edom, just as the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the angels touch.htm

Jesus Defends Disciples who Pluck Grain on the Sabbath.
... Disregarding the so-called ceremonial laws of God is a very dangerous business,
as is witnessed by the case of Uzzah (II. Sam. vi.6, 7), and Uzziah (II. Chron. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/xxxviii jesus defends disciples who.htm

The Danger of Deviating from Divine Institutions.
... Uzzah only put forth his hand to steady the trembling ark, and was struck dead for
his rashness, beside the ark of God. +. * 1 Samuel 13:1-14, xv.15-13. ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xxviii the danger of.htm

Thesaurus
Uzzah (10 Occurrences)
... When the oxen stumbled, Uzzah, in direct violation of the divine law (Numbers
4:15), put forth his hand to steady the ark, and was immediately smitten unto ...
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Perez-uzzah (1 Occurrence)
Perez-uzzah. Perezuzzah, Perez-uzzah. Pe'rez-uz'zah . Easton's Bible
Dictionary The breach of Uzzah, a place where God "burst forth ...
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Uzza (10 Occurrences)
... Manasseh may probably have acquired it from some one of this name. Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. UZZA; UZZAH. uz'-a, uz'-a ('uzzah...
/u/uzza.htm - 13k

Perezuzzah (1 Occurrence)
... The breach of Uzzah, a place where God "burst forth upon Uzzah, so that he died,"
when he rashly "took hold" of the ark (2 Samuel 6:6-8). It was not far from ...
/p/perezuzzah.htm - 7k

Pe'rez-uz'zah (1 Occurrence)
Pe'rez-uz'zah. Perez-uzzah, Pe'rez-uz'zah. Perfect . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(See RSV). Perez-uzzah, Pe'rez-uz'zah. Perfect . Reference Bible.
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Nacon (1 Occurrence)
... na'-kon, (nakhon; the King James Version Nachon): The place where Uzzah was smitten
for putting forth his hand to steady the ark, hence, called afterward ...
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Nachon (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Prepared, the owner of a thrashing-floor near which Uzzah
was slain (2 Samuel 6:6); called also Chidon (1 Chronicles 13:9). ...
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Outburst (8 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 6:8 And David was angry because of the Lord's outburst of wrath against
Uzzah: and he gave that place the name Perez-uzzah, which is its name to this ...
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Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)
... probably some hill or eminence near Kirjath-jearim), and had reached Nachon's
threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon Uzzah," and carried ...
/o/obed-edom.htm - 15k

Obededom (15 Occurrences)
... probably some hill or eminence near Kirjath-jearim), and had reached Nachon's
threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon Uzzah," and carried ...
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Concordance
Uzzah (10 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 6:3
They set the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in the hill: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 6:4
And Uzzah went by the side of the ark, while Ahio went before it.
(BBE)

2 Samuel 6:6
When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the cattle stumbled.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 6:7
The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Uzzah; and God struck him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 6:8
David was displeased, because Yahweh had broken forth on Uzzah; and he called that place Perez Uzzah, to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:29
The sons of Merari: Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:7
And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab; and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:9
And when they came unto the threshing-floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:10
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and He smote him, because he put forth his hand to the ark; and there he died before God.
(See RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:11
And David was displeased, because the LORD had broken forth upon Uzza; and that place was called Perez-uzza unto this day.
(See RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Uzzah

Uzzah: Also Called Uzza, Son of Abinadab: Driver of the Cart when Moving the Ark of the Covenant

Uzzah: Also Called Uzza, Son of Abinadab: Stricken Dead for Touching the Ark of the Covenant

Related Terms

Perez-uzzah (1 Occurrence)

Uzza (10 Occurrences)

Perezuzzah (1 Occurrence)

Pe'rez-uz'zah (1 Occurrence)

Nacon (1 Occurrence)

Nachon (2 Occurrences)

Outburst (8 Occurrences)

Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)

Obededom (15 Occurrences)

Indignant (22 Occurrences)

Threshingfloor (18 Occurrences)

Displeased (39 Occurrences)

Perez (19 Occurrences)

Ahio (6 Occurrences)

Displeasing (31 Occurrences)

Threshing-floor (36 Occurrences)

Threshing (57 Occurrences)

Floor (69 Occurrences)

Nachon's (1 Occurrence)

Nacon's (1 Occurrence)

Nearly (13 Occurrences)

Uzzen (1 Occurrence)

Upset (9 Occurrences)

Libni (5 Occurrences)

Grain-floor (27 Occurrences)

Irreverent (1 Occurrence)

Irreverence (1 Occurrence)

Ride (31 Occurrences)

Drivers (11 Occurrences)

Drave (13 Occurrences)

Merar'i (32 Occurrences)

Mahli (11 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Chidon (1 Occurrence)

Abin'adab (10 Occurrences)

Ahi'o (6 Occurrences)

Shook (33 Occurrences)

Stumbled (47 Occurrences)

Ark (212 Occurrences)

Abinadab (12 Occurrences)

Guiding (69 Occurrences)

Shim'ei (40 Occurrences)

Breach (55 Occurrences)

Tabernacle (333 Occurrences)

Cart (12 Occurrences)

Burneth (67 Occurrences)

Released (52 Occurrences)

Merari (38 Occurrences)

Kindled (83 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Drove (89 Occurrences)

Control (88 Occurrences)

Leading (101 Occurrences)

Shimei (43 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Error (90 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Dieth (192 Occurrences)

Putteth (182 Occurrences)

Driving (144 Occurrences)

Height (109 Occurrences)

Reached (152 Occurrences)

Oxen (176 Occurrences)

Lift (283 Occurrences)

Names (133 Occurrences)

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