During Uzziah's seclusion his son Jotham acted as regent.
(738 B.C.), conflicts with the chronological evidence, with what is known of Uzziah's life and policy, and with the historical situations represented in the Biblical narratives (see Winckler, Alttest.
Uzziah's leprosy is attributed to a ritual fault (2 Chron.
Thus arose the more developed system of Ezekiel's scheme (xl.-xlviii.) and of the Priestercodex and the high dignity which became attached to the person of the High Priest (reflected in the narrative of Uzziah's leprosy in 2 Chron.
R (" In the year of King Uzziah's death "), xiv.