Jeremiah 1:2

2 God's Message began to come to him during the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amos reigned over Judah.

Jeremiah 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 1:2

To whom the word of the Lord came in the days of Josiah
This was the beginning of the prophecy of Jeremiah, so that he prophesied long after Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, and Micah; for this king was the son of Amon king of Judah,
which Amon was the son of Manasseh; the Septuagint and Arabic versions wrongly call him Amos; and Jeremiah began to prophesy in the thirteenth year of his reign:
in the twenty first of Josiah's age, for he began to reign when he was eight years old, and he reigned eighteen years after, for he reigned in all thirty one years; and it was five years after this that the book of the law was found by Hilkiah the high priest, ( 2 Kings 22:3 ) .

Jeremiah 1:2 In-Context

1 The Message of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah of the family of priests who lived in Anathoth in the country of Benjamin.
2 God's Message began to come to him during the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amos reigned over Judah.
3 It continued to come to him during the time Jehoiakim son of Josiah reigned over Judah. And it continued to come to him clear down to the fifth month of the eleventh year of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah over Judah, the year that Jerusalem was taken into exile.
4 This is what God said:
5 "Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations - that's what I had in mind for you."