a king of Judah in the 7th cent. : 2 Kings 22, 23: abbrev. Jos
Origin of JosiahClassical Hebrew (language) y?sh?y?h, literally , the Lord supports
Died c. 609 BC
King of Judah (640?-609?) who attempted to destroy all forms of idolatry.
Hebrew יאשׁיּהוּ from אשויה and יה "founded of Yahweh".