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Josiah (son of Zephaniah)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The 15th king of Judah, circa 640–609 bc. Only eight years old when he became king. Ruled for 31 years. His name likely means “Yahweh will give.”Josiah is most frequently remembered for his religious reforms, attempting to bring Judah back to exclusive worship of Yahweh in the late seventh century bc. The centerpiece of that reform movement was the discovery of a “book of the law” in the temple in 622 bc. He died in 609 bc, apparently in a military confrontation with Pharaoh Neco intercepting his march taking the Egyptian army north to Mesopotamia.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Josiah, King of Judah
Josiah, King of Judah (יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ‎, yoshiyyahu). The 15th king of Judah, circa 640–609 bc. Only eight years old when he became king. Ruled for 31 years. His name likely means “Yahweh will give.”Josiah is most frequently remembered for his religious reforms, attempting to bring Judah back to exclusive
Josiah, Son of Zephaniah
Josiah, Son of Zephaniah (יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ‎, yoshiyyahu). Owner of the house where Zechariah was instructed to bring silver and gold to make a crown for the high priest Jeshua (Zech 6:10–14). While his name is given as “Josiah” in Zech 6:10, he is called “Hen” (חֵן‎, chen) in Zech 6:14.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Josiah (Person)
JOSIAH (PERSON) [Heb yōʾšiyyāh (û) (יֹאשִׁיָּהוּ)]. The root of the name is probably ʾwš, “to give” (Gordon UT, 354a, no. 117); compare also yōʾwšiyyāhû (Jer 27:1), Joash, and yāʾûš of the Lachish Letters (from yāhûyāʾûš or ʾelyāʾûš, “Yahweh/God shall grant”[Gibson TSSI 1: 37]), and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Josiah
Josiah. 1. Sixteenth king of the southern kingdom of Judah (640–609 bc). A godly man, he stood in marked contrast to his grandfather, Manasseh, and his father, Amon. In fact, Scripture declares there was no king either before or after him that was as obedient to the Law of Moses (2 Kgs 23:25). The Greek
Josias
Josias. kjv spelling of Josiah, Jechoniah’s father, in Matthew 1:10, 11.See Josiah #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Josiah
Josiah jō-sīʹə [Heb. yōʾšîyāhû—‘Yahweh supports’; Gk. Iōsias]; AV Apoc., NT JOSIAS (1 Esd. 1; Bar. 1:8; Mt. 1:10f.). Son of Amon and king of Judah. The biblical account of Josiah is given in 2 K. 22:1–23:30 and 2 Ch. 34:1–35:27. He is mentioned in Jer. 1:1; 3:6. Sirach includes him in his Praise
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Josiah
JOSIAH1. Sixteenth king of the southern kingdom of Judah (640–609 bc). A godly man, he stood in marked contrast to his grandfather Manasseh and his father, Amon. In fact, Scripture declares there was no king either before or after him who was as obedient to the law of Moses (2 Kgs 23:25). The Greek
Josias
JOSIAS* kjv spelling of Josiah, Jehoiachin’s father, in Matthew 1:10–11. See Josiah #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Josiah
Josiah (joh-si´uh; Heb., “the Lord saves”).1 The king of Judah ca. 640–609 bce. Josiah was the son of Amon and Jedidah, and he was made king at age eight when his father, King Amon, was assassinated (639 bce). His reign during the last half of the seventh century bce lasted thirty-one years. The Assyrian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Josiah
JOSIAH1. Grandson of Manasseh and son and successor of Amon as king of Judah. The primary biblical information concerning him comes from 2 Kgs 22–23; 2 Chr 34–35; Jeremiah (many references); and Zephaniah. His birth was supernaturally predicted by name in the time of Jeroboam. (1 Kgs 13:2). He was one
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Josiah
JOSIAH (Heb. yō’šiyyāhû, 2 as yō’šiyyâ, ‘May Yahweh give’). 1. The 17th king of Judah. As son of Amon and grandson of Manasseh, the ‘people of the land’ enthroned him at the age of 8 upon the assassination of his father. He reigned for 31 years (c. 640–609 bc; 2 Ki. 21:24–25:1; 2 Ch. 33:25–34:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Josiah
Josiah (Heb. yōʾšɩ̂yāhû)1. The son of King Amon of Judah and Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. Josiah (ca. 648–609 b.c.e.) was placed on the throne of Judah at the age of eight after the assassination of his father (ca. 640). Josiah married Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, and Zebudah,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Josiah
Josi´ah (whom Jehovah heals).1. The son of Amon and Jedidah, succeeded his father b.c. 641, in the eighth year of his age, and reigned 31 years. His history is contained in 2 Kings 22–24, 25; 2 Chron. 34, 35; and the first twelve chapters of Jeremiah throw much light upon the general character of the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Josiah
JOSI´AH (jō-sīʹa). The name of a king of Judah (see article below) and of the son of Zephaniah, residing in Jerusalem after the captivity, in whose house Zechariah was to crown the high priest Joshua (Zech. 6:10), 519 b.c.
See also
Relatives
Zephaniah Father
Hen Brother