23:16 When Josiah turned around, he saw the tombs there on the hill. So he ordered the bones from the tombs to be brought; 1 he burned them on the altar and defiled it. This fulfilled the Lord’s announcement made by the prophet while Jeroboam stood by the altar during a festival. King Josiah 2 turned and saw the grave of the prophet who had foretold this. 3
1 tn Heb “and he sent and took the bones from the tombs.”
2 tn Heb “the king”; this has been specified as “King Josiah” in the translation for clarity (cf. TEV, CEV, NLT).
3 tc The MT is much shorter than this. It reads, “according to the word of the
sn This recalls the prophecy recorded in 1 Kgs 13:2.