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Josiah

[joh-sahy-uh] /dʒoʊˈsaɪ ə/
noun
1.
Also, Douay Bible, Josias
[joh-sahy-uh s] /dʒoʊˈsaɪ əs/ (Show IPA)
. a king of Judah, reigned 640?–609? b.c. II Kings 22.
2.
a male given name.
Origin of Josiah
Hebrew Yōshīyāh God upholds
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  • All of a sudden Josiah Allen rushed in all out of breath, and hollered to me for a rope.

  • Our own comes to us, and Josiah Farnshaw had formed the habit of that kind of thinking.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • Pepper had dropped the matter so far as it concerned Josiah Crabtree, but he did not drop it so far as it concerned Mumps.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • Uncle Benjamin wrote a poem to celebrate young Josiah's return.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • One especially remembered youthful treat was when his uncle Josiah Wedgwood explained to him the principle of the vernier.

    Life of Charles Darwin G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
British Dictionary definitions for Josiah

Josiah

/dʒəʊˈsaɪə/
noun
1.
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 (dʒəʊˈsaɪəs)
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