Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obscure Biblical Names: Uzziel

b. 1693
Danvers, MA

Uzziel Rea had a son named Archelaus, presumably after Herod Archelaus, aka the son of Herod the Great. In the Gospel of Matthew, Joseph and Mary are so afraid of Herod Archelaus that they never return to Judea. Why on Earth would you name your New England child after the guy who followed his father in his desire to kill baby Jesus?

There are a bunch of Uzziels in the Bible, none of them particularly distinguished.

Obscure Bible Names Alphabet

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