|Overview - 2 Kings 23|
|1||Josiah causes the book to be read in a solemn assembly.|
|3||He renews the covenant of the Lord.|
|4||He destroys idolatry.|
|15||He burns dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was fore-prophesied.|
|21||He keeps a most solemn passover.|
|24||He puts away witches and all abomination.|
|26||God's final wrath against Judah.|
|29||Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain at Megiddo.|
|31||Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who makes Jehoiakim king.|
|36||Jehoiakim's wicked reign.|
2 Kings 23:29 (King James Version)
In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him.
- M. 3394. B.C. 610.
- Pharaoh-nechoh, called [Nekos,] Necos, the son of Psammiticus, by Herodotus, was now was now marching "to make war upon the Medes and Babylonians, who had dissolved the Assyrian empire," the king of the latter being the famous Nabopollasar, who had also become king of Assyria.
- 2 Kings 23:33 2 Kings 23:34 2 Kings 23:35 ; 2 Chronicles 35:20-24 ; Jeremiah 46:2
- 2 Kings 24:7 ; 2 Chronicles 35:20 ; Jeremiah 46:2
- Josiah went
- 2 Chronicles 35:20-23
- slew him
- 2 Kings 22:20 ; Ecclesiastes 8:14 ; Ecclesiastes 9:1 Ecclesiastes 9:2 Isaiah 57:1 Isaiah 57:2 ; Romans 11:33
- Megiddo, called [Magdolon,] Magdolum, by Herodotus, was situated in the tribe of Manasseh, west of Jordan, in the valley of Jezreel, and not far fron Hadad-Rimmon, or Maximianopolis. This shews that Josiah reigned over the country formerly possessed by the ten tribes; and it is also probable, that Nechoh had landed his troops at or near Csarea of Palestine.
- 9:27 Joshua 17:11 ; Judges 1:27 ; 5:19 1 Kings 4:12 ; Zechariah 12:11
- Revelation 16:16
- he had seen him.
- 2 Kings 14:8 2 Kings 14:11