2 Kings 22:1

Josiah Reigns in Judah

1 1Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of 2Bozkath.

2 Kings 22:1 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 22:1

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign
And must be born when his father was but sixteen, for Amon lived but twenty four years, ( 2 Kings 21:19 ) ,

and he reigned thirty and one years in Jerusalem;
and so must die at thirty nine years of age:

and his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Boscath;
a city of the tribe of Judah, (See Gill on Joshua 15:39).

2 Kings 22:1 In-Context

1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.
2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.
3 In the eighteenth year of King Josiah, the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, son of Meshullam, the secretary, to the house of the LORD, saying,
4 "Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may count the money that has been brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the threshold have collected from the people.
5 And let it be given into the hand of the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the LORD, and let them give it to the workmen who are at the house of the LORD, repairing the house

Cross References 2

  • 1. See 2 Chronicles 34:1, 2
  • 2. Joshua 15:39