2 Chronicles 26:20-21Context
26:20 When Azariah the high priest and the other priests looked at 1 him, there was a skin disease on his forehead. They hurried him out of there; even the king 2 himself wanted to leave quickly because the Lord had afflicted him. 26:21 King Uzziah suffered from a skin disease until the day he died. He lived in separate quarters, 3 afflicted by a skin disease and banned from the Lord’s temple. His son Jotham was in charge of the palace and ruled over the people of the land.
1 tn Heb “turned toward.”
2 tn Heb “he”; the referent (the king) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
3 tn The precise meaning of בֵּית הַחָפְשִׁית (bet hakhafshiyt, “house of [?]”) is uncertain. NASB, NIV, NRSV all have “in a separate house”; NEB has “in his own house…relieved of all duties.” For a discussion of various proposals, see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 166-67.