Several persons of this name are mentioned in the OT, of whom the chief is a high priest who announced the discovery of a law book during building work in the Temple (2 Kgs. 22–3). It has been widely assumed that this book, enthusiastically welcomed by King Josiah, was Deuteronomy, or part of it, and that it precipitated the reforms he instituted in eliminating places of worship outside Jerusalem, and centralizing the cult in the Temple.

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  • Hilkiah —    Portion of Jehovah.    1) 1 Chr. 6:54.    2) 1 Chr. 26:11.    3) The father of Eliakim (2 Kings 18:18, 26, 37).    4) The father of Gemariah (Jer. 29:3).    5) The father of the prophet Jeremiah (1:1).    6) The high priest in the reign of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • 2 Chronicles 34 — 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 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

  • 2 Kings 22 — 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother s name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walked in …   The King James version of the Bible

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  • 2 Kings 18 — 1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem …   The King James version of the Bible

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