Uzzah


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Uzzah

rashly grabs for Ark of Covenant, a transgression. [O.T.: II Samuel 6:6–8]
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Reed, "From Asael and Semihazah to Uzzah, Azzah, and Azael: 3 Enoch 5 ([section][section]7-8) and Jewish Reception-History of I Enoch," Jewish Studies Quarterly 8 (2001).
In a passage that resembles the hesitance of King David to have the Ark of the Covenant brought near to him, an Israelite named Uzzah, not of the tribe of Levi, had died suddenly for daring to touch the Ark in order to prevent it falling off a cart en route to Jerusalem (2 Sam 6:2-17).
It is the self-portrait of a fearless nay-sayer, an Uzzah braving sacrilege in order to save the ark.
Deliberate irreverence is not necessary to invoke divine anger, as in the case of the hierosphthitic smiting of Uzzah in 2 Samuel, who innocently lays hands on the art of the covenant to prevent it from toppling: "And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth [his hand] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook [it].
DrZakir Uzzah, professor, 68, Newcastle: I wouldn't lie because I don't think I'm doing much wrong with regards to the environment.
Fishbane suggests that the linkage between the death of Uzzah, on the one hand, and Nadab and Abihu on the other hand, is the effect of different religious modalities, the death of Uzzah exemplifying the death and destruction that may result when religious worship is overly physical, whereas the deaths of Nadab and Abihu represent the ideal of self-renunciation, the figure of David in the narrative offering a middle way.
19) In Blake's drawing malevolent fires smite Uzzah dead (as in n Samuel 6:6), and Blake calls attention to this biblical passage in his early Annotations to Lavater (E 596).
Abinadab assigned his two priest sons, Uzzah and Ahio, to supervise delivery of the Ark to Jerusalem.
They put the Ark on an ox-cart, Brother Ahio ahead leading the oxen and Brother Uzzah alongside.
Uzzah is the person who has God in a box and officiously assumes responsibility for keeping him safe from the mud and dust of the world.
Uzzah is the patron saint of those who uncritically embrace technology without regard to the nature of The Holy.