Then Josiah announced that the Passover of the would be celebrated in Jerusalem, and so the Passover lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth day of the first month.
References for 2 Chronicles 35:1
Josiah also assigned the priests to their duties and encouraged them in their work at the Temple of the .
He issued this order to the Levites, who were to teach all Israel and who had been set apart to serve the : “Put the holy Ark in the Temple that was built by Solomon son of David, the king of Israel. You no longer need to carry it back and forth on your shoulders. Now spend your time serving the your God and his people Israel.
Report for duty according to the family divisions of your ancestors, following the directions of King David of Israel and the directions of his son Solomon.
“Then stand in the sanctuary at the place appointed for your family division and help the families assigned to you as they bring their offerings to the Temple.
Slaughter the Passover lambs, purify yourselves, and prepare to help those who come. Follow all the directions that the gave through Moses.”
Then Josiah provided 30,000 lambs and young goats for the people’s Passover offerings, along with 3,000 cattle, all from the king’s own flocks and herds.
The king’s officials also made willing contributions to the people, priests, and Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, the administrators of God’s Temple, gave the priests 2,600 lambs and young goats and 300 cattle as Passover offerings.
The Levite leaders—Conaniah and his brothers Shemaiah and Nethanel, as well as Hashabiah, Jeiel, and Jozabad—gave 5,000 lambs and young goats and 500 cattle to the Levites for their Passover offerings.
When everything was ready for the Passover celebration, the priests and the Levites took their places, organized by their divisions, as the king had commanded.
The Levites then slaughtered the Passover lambs and presented the blood to the priests, who sprinkled the blood on the altar while the Levites prepared the animals.