Ancestry.Jesus - Uzziah
Published May 16, 2019 at 1:30 PM
Matthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. To many of us this is just a long list of names that we have never heard of. But a Jew of the first century would find this impressive and captivating. Uzziah was the 9th king of the southern kingdom of Judah. He lived just before the prophet of Isaiah. Uzziah’s grandfather had repaired the temple, but then returned to idol worship. Uzziah’s father, Amaziah, half-heartedly followed the true God, and at the end of his life turned away from the Lord and was murdered. Would Uzziah follow God? Would he finish well?