SHAPHAN: Nephew of Hilkiah, cousin of Jeremiah (Lesson,
Jeremiah family tree).
I HAVE FOUND THE BOOK OF THE LAW IN THE TEMPLE OF THE
LORD: The Book of God was found only because Josiah was cleansing the
HULDAH: "When she died, she was buried at the entrance
to the house of God in Jerusalem. A great multiple gateway was built in the
southern wall of the temple, a part of which was called the Huldah Gates. Jesus
and his apostles must have used it many times during his mortal life" (Mary
Eyre, Tid 64:553).
AND BURNED INCENSE TO OTHER GODS: Jeremiah was
prophesying during the reign of Josiah (Jer 1:1,2); he makes mention many times
of burning incense to other gods: Jer 1:16; 7:9; 19:4,13; 32:29; 44:3,5,8,15;
48:35. The prophet was a major support to Josiah in his reforms.
Although he was slain in battle, Josiah was nevertheless
spared the calamity of seeing the ruin of his people and his nation.