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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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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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