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The guy who got the rawest deal in the entire Bible.

According to the Second Book of Samuel, Uzzah was an ox-cart driver, hauling around the Ark of the Covenant. Sort of a Biblical Teamster, if you will.

Anyway, here's Uzzah's complete story:

And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in the hill, and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drove the new cart. And when they came to the threshing-floor of Nacon, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen stumbled.
And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.
(2 Samuel 6:3-8)

Ouch! Here's good old Uzzah is trying to keep the Ark of the Covenant from taking a header because of some skittery ox, and the next thing he knows, he's a cinder.

Keep that in mind, the next time you think "life isn't fair."

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