And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a separate house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
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George Leo Haydock
With me. Grotius thinks that Jeremias had given the order; and the author of Hebrew Traditions, supposes that he forbade Josias to oppose Pharao, who, it seems, was assured of victory. (Calmet)
But this is uncertain; and Josias might justly suspect that the king of Egypt spoke without authority. (Haydock)
The augurs of the latter might declare the truth, (Menochius) though they could not dive into futurity. (Haydock)
Herodotus (i.) informs us, that Nechos fought against the Syrians, (or Israelites) in Magdelum, and took Cad this, a city as large as Sardis, of Lydia; probably Jerusalem, (Du Hamel) or Cades. (Calmet)