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    Josiah. Josiah ( / dʒoʊˈsaɪ.ə /) [1] [2] or Yoshiyahu [a] was the 16th King of Judah ( c. 640 –609 BCE). According to the Hebrew Bible, he instituted major religious reforms by removing official worship of gods other than Yahweh. Until the 1990s, the biblical description of Josiah’s reforms were usually considered to be more or less ...

  2. Jun 15, 2022 · Answer. Josiah was the king of Judah from approximately 640 to 609 B.C. His reign in Jerusalem is discussed in 2 Kings 22–23 and 2 Chronicles 34–35. Josiah was the son of King Amon and the grandson of King Manasseh —both of them wicked kings of Judah. Yet Josiah was a godly king and known as one of the world’s youngest kings; he began ...

  3. May 24, 2019 · Josiah was only 8 years old when he became king of Judah. His father had been wicked, as had the Jewish kings and culture for generations before him. “In the eighth year of his reign,” Scripture records that Josiah began to seek the Lord (2 Chronicles 34:3). In his seeking, he set about restoring the house of the Lord.

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  4. Jun 3, 2024 · Josiah was the king of Judah (c. 640–609 bce), who set in motion a reformation that bears his name and that left an indelible mark on Israel’s religious traditions (2 Kings 22–23:30). Josiah was the grandson of Manasseh, king of Judah, and ascended the throne at age eight after the assassination of

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  5. 2 Chronicles 34. New International Version. Josiah’s Reforms. 34 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. 2 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and followed the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left. 3 In the eighth year of his reign, while he was ...

  6. May 21, 2022 · Here are 3 lessons we can learn from Josiah in the Bible: 1. Josiah started right and finished right. Here is the first thing the Bible tells us about Josiah and his character. "He did what was ...

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  8. Jan 16, 2024 · What does the Bible say about Josiah? Josiah was the king of Judah from roughly 640 to 609 B.C. A crucial part of Josiah’s reign was his rediscovery of the Law of the Lord.

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