Pollak: Donald Trump and the Biblical King Uzziah -- Successful Term, Rough Ending

Pollak: Donald Trump and the Biblical King Uzziah — Successful Term, Rough Ending


President Donald Trump faces a second impeachment fight, with just days left in office.

His critics have tried to undermine his remaining defenses by shaming his religious supporters into abandoning him. While that seems unlikely (and insulting), there are interesting and relevant precedents for the Trump presidency in the Bible.

In 2018, I compared Trump to the Biblical King Jehu, a reformer whose brutal methods inspired support from critics of his predecessors but shock from observers.

In the last days of Trump’s presidency, and in the wake of the Capitol riot, another Biblical king comes to mind: Uzziah, also known as Azariah.

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Uzziah ruled the kingdom of Judah for over half a century in the eighth century B.C., sharing the throne for part of that time with his son, Jotham. Among the kings described by the Bible, Uzziah is considered one of the few good ones, a reformer who obeyed

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