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Josiah (jōsī´ə) or Josias (jōsī´əs), in the Bible. 1 King of Judah, son and successor of Amon. The great event of his reign came in its 18th year, when the book of the law, apparently Deuteronomy, was found in the Temple. Josiah had it read publicly, and a reform movement began, led by the young king. The basis of the reforms, which extended to the northern kingdom of Israel, was the removal of all outlying religious centers so as to concentrate everything in worship at Jerusalem. When the pharaoh Necho set out to help the Assyrians in Haran, Josiah opposed him and fell, at Megiddo. He was succeeded by his son Jehoahaz. 2 Man at whose house the prophet Zechariah was to crown the high priest.

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Josiah (640–609 BCE). King of Judah. The reign of King Josiah was marked by religious renewal. According to the Aggadah, Josiah was an example of a truly repentant person (OR 24) and he was killed by being pierced by 300 arrows (B.Taʿan. 22b).

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Josiah in the Bible, a king of Judah who put an end to the worship of idols and restored strict religious observance.

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