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- King of Judah (640?–609?) who attempted to destroy all forms of idolatry.
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- proper noun biblical A
- proper noun A male
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I've been trying to get Captain Josiah to hoist the flag but he says it isn't the proper caper till sunrise.
Josiah is expressly said (2Ki 23: 5, Margin) to have "put down the Chemarim."
Jer 3: 6-6: 30, is a new discourse, delivered in Josiah's reign.
Judea, situated between the contending powers, was thus exposed to the inroads of the one or other of the hostile armies; and unfortunately, except in Josiah's reign, took side with Egypt, contrary to God's warnings.
More than usual notoriety had been given to the curses of the law, by the finding and reading of it in Josiah's time (2Ki 22: 11, &c.).
During the eighteen years of his ministry in Josiah's reign he was unmolested; also during the three months of Jehoahaz or
Josiah is said not to have destroyed, but only defiled, "the high places on the hill of corruption."
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, one that was a minister of state in Josiah's time; we read of him, 2 Kings xxii.
He was the son of Hilkiah, not that Hilkiah, it is supposed, who was high priest in Josiah's time (for then he would have been called so, and not, as here, one of the priests that were in Anathoth), but another of the same name.
She had one child, a son, by name Josiah, who was three years old.