Resurgence during the Time of Azariah and Jeroboam II
c. 767–753 b.c.
A power vacuum created by Assyria’s attack and withdrawal from Syria allowed Jeroboam II of Israel and Azariah (also called Uzziah) of Judah to recover land that had once belonged to their kingdoms. Jeroboam recovered much of Gilead, and Azariah recovered Elath on the Red Sea. Jeroboam also subdued much of Syria’s territory for a time, and Azariah captured some Philistine towns and fought against the Arabians at Gurbaal and the Meunites.