"How did King Josiah die?" (Alleged Contradiction #E8455)
Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
II Kings 22:20
In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him. And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father’s stead.
II Kings 23:29-30
See also: II Chronicles 35:23-24
II Kings 22:20 seems to indicate that Josiah died a peaceful death, but II Kings 23:29-30 indicates that he died in battle.
God told Josiah that he would be “gathered into his grave in peace,” and that he would not see all the evil which God would bring on the nation. Both were true. Although Josiah died in battle, he died honorably, and during his burial there was peace in the nation. He also did not see all the evil which God brought on the nation.
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