Wednesday, May 07, 2008

King Uzziah

Here is Cornflower's narration on one of the kings of Israel. She narrated orally while I typed her words on the computer.

I can tell you the story of Uzziah. Uzziah was a bad king. He was the son of Amaziah. He became king when his father died. He went into the priests' building and the priests said he couldn’t come. Then he didn’t have food or water for a long time and his body fell apart—his nose, and all of that stuff—I don’t know what it’s called. I think it’s called something that starts with a V.

(She means leprosy. King Uzziah got leprosy because was such a great and respected personage that it went to his head and he decided it was a fine idea to do the priests' office-- which was only lawful for someone of the tribe of Levi to do. He actually wasn't such a bad king until his pride got in the way.)

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