What does the Bible say about Josiah?

Josiah was the king of Judah from roughly 640 to 609 B.C. His ruling of Jerusalem is mentioned in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles. Josiah was the son of King Amon and the grandson of King Manasseh, both of which corrupt kings of Judah. However, Josiah was a godly king and known as one of the world’s youngest rulers. He started his kingship at age 8 after his father was killed. A prominent part of Josiah’s reign was his rediscovery of the Law of the Lord.

2 Kings 22:2 initially presents Josiah by stating, “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.” In the 18th year of his reign, he gathered money to repair the temple and during the repairs, the high priest found the Book of the Law.

Discover Bible verses about King Josiah and his significance in this collection of scripture quotes.