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Zephaniah

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The first verse says that these words date from the time of King Josiah, who was a king of Judah noted for trying to bring the people back to God. He condemns the society as corrupt and prophesies the destruction of Jerusalem, suggesting that he spoke before Josiah's reforms began in 621 BC. This prophecy may therefore be slightly earlier than Jeremiah's.

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