Manasseh (Menae) BEN HEZEKIAH ha-David, King of Judah (687-643/642BC)
(Abt 699 B.C.-)
Meshullemeth BAT HARUZ of Jotbar
Amon BEN MANASSEH ha-David, King of Judah (643/642-641/640BC)
(-641 B.C.)
Jedidah BAT ADAIAH of Boskarth
Josiah (Yoiyyhu) BEN AMON ha-David, King of Judah (641/640-609BC)
(-609 B.C.)


Family Links

1. Zebidah BAT PEDAIAH of Rumah
2. Hamutel BAT JEREMIAH mi-Libnah

Josiah (Yoiyyhu) BEN AMON ha-David, King of Judah (641/640-609BC)

  • Died: 609 B.C.

   General Notes:

He is credited by some historians with having established Jewish scripture in written form as a part of the Deuteronomic reform that occurred during his rule.

When Josiah was placed on the throne of Judah at the age of eight by the "People of the Land", the international situation was in flux: to the east, the Assyrian Empire was in the beginning stages of its eventual disintegration, the Babylonian Empire had not yet risen to replace it, and Egypt to the west was still recovering from Assyrian rule. This favored the resurgence of the prowess of Jerusalem, which Josiah expressed in the 8th year of rule by his sincere championing of the God of Israel's cause. He had the foreign cultic objects of Baal, Ashterah, "and all the hosts of the heavens" in the Temple in Jerusalem destroyed, the living pagan priests dismissed from their posts and the bones of the priests exhumed from their graves and burned on their altars -- an extreme act of desecration against these pagan deities. (2 Kings 23:4, et seq.)

   Marriage Information:

Josiah married Zebidah BAT PEDAIAH of Rumah.

   Marriage Information:

Josiah also married Hamutel BAT JEREMIAH mi-Libnah.

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