What do we know about prophecy in the time of Josiah (640-609 BCE)? According to the biblical narrative sources, we know that Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:1-3) and Zephaniah (Zephaniah 1:1) were hearing from God during the reign of Josiah. But readers of these texts are left with questions. Did Josiah even know these two prophets? The Bible never indicates that Jeremiah or Zephaniah had any interactions with the man called the most righteous king. How is it that Josiah was killed at 39 years of age on a battlefield at Megiddo in a war that he need not be involved in? Who was advising Josiah? And what do we know about prophecy in the days of Josiah?


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