Josiah


Josiah
(fl. 7th cent BCE)
   King of Judah (640-609 BCE), son of Amnon. He was proclaimed king while still a child after his father was assassi-nated. His reign was marked by a great religious revival; he removed foreign cults and re-established monotheism. During the restoration of the Temple, Hilkiah, the high priest, announced the discovery of a book of the law. This prompted Josiah to convene an assembly of the people, during which he made a covenant with God. He also discontinued worship in the high places and centralized it in the Temple at Jerusalem.

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  • JOSIAH — (Heb. יׁאושִׁיּהוּ ,יׁאשִׁיָּהוּ), son of Amon, king of Judah (640–609 B.C.E.). When his father was assassinated, Josiah, then only eight years old, was proclaimed king. His reign was marked by a great national revival, and the author of the Book …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Josiah — m Biblical name (meaning ‘God heals’ in Hebrew) borne by a king of Judah, whose story is recounted in 2 Kings 22–3. This was fairly frequently used as a given name in the English speaking world, especially among Dissenters, from the 18th to the… …   First names dictionary

  • Josiah — [jō sī′ə, jōzī′ə] n. [Heb yōshīyāh, lit., the Lord supports] Bible a king of Judah in the 7th cent. B.C.: 2 Kings 22, 23: abbrev. Jos …   English World dictionary

  • Josiah — For other people of the same name, see Josiah (given name). Josiah King of Judah Reign 641/640 to 610/609 BC Born c. 648 BC …   Wikipedia

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