By W Boyd Barrick

This article offers examinations of the reviews of Josiah's reform in 2 Kings 23:4-20+24 and a couple of Chronicles 34:3-7 and comparable biblical passages (especially I Kings 12:33-13:32), targeting the usefulness as a resource for reconstructing the most likely background of Josiah's reign.

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7 For Genesis 35 being younger than Gen. 28:10-22 see J . A. Soggin, 'Jacob in Shechem and in Bethel (Genesis 35:1-7)," "Sha'arei Talmon": Studies in the Bible, Qumran, and the Ancient Near East Presented to Shemaryahu Talmon (ed. by M. Fishbane and Ε. Τον; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1992) 195-7 ("predominandy Deuteronomic or Deuteronomistic" [p. 197]). Cf. also J . Van Seters, "Divine Encounter at Bethel (Gen 28,10-22) in Recent Literay-Critical Study of Genesis," Z A W HO (1998) 503-513. , Excavation of Bethel, 51.

Some believe that he gained control of the provinces of Megiddo (Galilee) and Gilead as well [b]ut we cannot be certain" (p. 317). See further n. 39 below. 36 Zeph. 2:4-15: see D. L. Christensen, "Zephaniah 2:4-15: A Theological Basis for Josiah's Program of Political Expansion," CBQ_ 46 (1984) 669-82, and M. A. Sweeney, "A Form Critical Reassessment of the Book of Zephaniah," CBQ_53 (1991) 388-408; but cf. R. Haak, "Zephaniah's Oracles against the Nations" (unpublished paper presented to the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, 2 February 1992), followed by A.

Barkay and A. Kloner, 'Jerusalem Tombs from the Days of the First Temple," BARev 12/2 (1986) 2239‫ ;־‬and several essays in Ancient Jerusalem Revealed (ed. by H. Geva; Jerusalem/Washington DC: Israel Exploration Society/Biblical Archaeological Society, 1994): G. Barkay, "Excavations at Ketef Hinnom in Jerusalem," 85-106; idem, A. Kloner, and A. Mazar, "The Northern Necropolis of Jerusalem during the First Temple Period," 119-27; A. Kloner and D. Davis, "A Burial Cave of the Late First Temple Period on the Slope of Mount Zion," 107-10; R.

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