Josiah(redirected from Yoshiyyahu)
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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.
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(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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