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Jo·si·ah (jō-sī′ə, -zī′ə) Died c. 609 bc.
King of Judah (640?-609?) who attempted to destroy all forms of idolatry.
(Bible) died ?609 bc, king of Judah (?640–?609). After the discovery of a book of law (probably Deuteronomy) in the Temple he began a programme of religious reform. Douay spelling: Josias
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In 622 BCE, the Deuteronomic reform
under King Josiah added corrective measures like social "taxes" every third year and debt cancellation as well as the liberation of debt slaves every seventh year (Deut.
The second phase, inaugurated by the Deuteronomic Reform
and especially by the influence of Nehemiah and Ezra after the Edict of Cyrus, disconnected the Jews from nature and made them slaves to a rigid legalistic code.
For the former, he finds no evidence of hierarchical structure until Josiah's Deuteronomic reform