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This is an article from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. This article is written from a nineteenth century Christian viewpoint, and may not reflect modern opinions or recent discoveries in Biblical scholarship. Please help the Wikipedia by bringing this article up to date.

Uzzah - 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 Sam. 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 (Num. 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 Chr. 13:11). David on this feared to proceed further, and placed the ark in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite[?] (2 Sam. 6:2-11; 1 Chr. 13:6-13).

From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)



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