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(1) Ozias, King of Juda (809-759 B.C.), son and successor of Amazias. On the latter's death he was chosen king though he was only sixteen years of age (2 Kings 14:21, where, as in chapter 15 also, the name Azarias appears instead of Ozias, probably through a copyist's error; cf. 2 Chronicles 26:1). His long reign of fifty-two years is described as pleasing to God, though he incurs the reproach of having tolerated the "high places". This stricture is omitted by the chronicler, who, however, relates that Ozias was stricken with leprosy for having presumed to usurp the priestly function of burning incense in the Temple. Ozias is mentioned among the lineal ancestors of the Saviour (Matthew 1:8, 9).
(2) Ozias, son of Uriel, and father of Saul of the branch of Caath (1 Chronicles 6:24).
(5) Ozias, son of Misha, of the tribe of Simeon, a ruler of Bethulia (Judith 7:12).
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APA citation. (1911). Ozias. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11379a.htm
MLA citation. "Ozias." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11379a.htm>.
Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by WGKofron. With thanks to Fr. John Hilkert and St. Mary's Church, Akron, Ohio.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. February 1, 1911. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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