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Scriptsיֹאשִׁיָהוּ Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.jo-SIE-ə English
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Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יֹאשִׁיָהוּ (Yoshiyahu) meaning "YAHWEH supports". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah famous for his religious reforms. He was killed fighting the Egyptians at Megiddo in the 7th century BC. In England this name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
Other Languages & CulturesIosias Biblical Greek Yoshiyahu Biblical Hebrew Iosias Biblical Latin

Categories

biblical, Charles Dickens characters, Duggar family, kings
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute