Definitions for josiah
A king of Judah.
Origin: יאשׁיּהוּ from אשויה and יה "founded of Yahweh".
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a king of Judah from 639 to 609 B.C.; was zealous for the restoration of the Jewish worship according to the ritual of Moses, as recently come to light in the discovery by Hilkiah the high-priest of the "Book of the Law"; he fell in battle before an invading Assyrian host.