Are “Uzziah” and “Azariah” the name of the same king? Why are the names different?
2 Chronicles 26 originated in the kingdom of Judah where he was known by his given name; Uzziah עזיה.
1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.
2 He built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers.
3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
2 Kings 15 originated in Israel and he was called "Uzziah with a revelation in his heart"; עז(ר)יה
1 In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel began Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.
2 Sixteen years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned two and fifty years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jecholiah of Jerusalem.
Though not taught in seminaries, this practice is seen throughout scripture and practiced by rabbis. 'In the beginning' בראשית there was a covenant ברית with man אש at the heart בר(אש)ית .
Jeshua יהושׁע is yahweh יהוה of the flesh-- God incarnate (ה replaced with ע) with a marriage שׁ in his heart יהו(שׁ)ע Completing the prophecy of Emmanuel; God with us. (Mt 1:23 ) You didn't really think that Yeshua was just close enough to Emmanuel? They are two differen't names. The prophecy is fulfilled by just such word-play.
So the question is: Why would Uzziah be known as Uzziah of prophecy?
Uzziah was made king by the people. 2Ch 26:1
Jesus was made 'king' by the people. See the triumphal entry.
Uzziah was 16 when he was made king; the recommended age for marriage: 2Ch 26:1
Jesus obtained his bride through the cross. See Adams sleep/rib.
Uzziah did right according to his father: 2Ch 26:3
Jesus did right by his father. Father was "well-pleased"
Uzziah sought God according to the visions: 2Ch 265
Jesus sought God according to the prophecies.
Uzziah (Jesus) fought with the Philistines (sojourners)
broke the wall of Gath (winepress/tribulation)
broke the wall of Jabneh (building of God/temple)
and the wall of Ashod (powerful/ the Jewish leaders)
the Arabians (mixed/Samaritans) of Gurbaal (dwelling of Baal/ Galilee of the gentiles?) etc.
Uzziah provided armor and weapons
So did Jesus Eph 6
Uzziah was lifted up to his destruction
Jesus was lifted up to his death
Uzziah went into the temple to burn
Christ went into the temple as the burnt offering
Uzziah became leprous
Jesus bore our sin
Uzziah was put outside the camp, as was Jesus
Azzariah (Uzziah of prophecy) was the name of the high priest.
Uzziah became known as Azzariah because Jesus became our high priest.
These are observations, not allegorical inventions.
As a side note, Uzziah also means the she-goat עז of her יה . The she-goat is the sacrifice for sin and trespass offerings. Le 4:28, Le 5:6.
And he became Azariah, the helper עזר of her יה.