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Necho II in Wikipedia
Necho II (sometimes Nekau) was a king of the Twenty-sixth
dynasty of Egypt (610 BCE - 595 BCE).
Necho II is most likely the pharaoh mentioned in several books
of the Bible (see Hebrew Bible / Old Testament). The Book of
Kings states that Necho II met King Josiah of the Kingdom of
Judah at Megiddo and killed him (2 Kings 23:29 ) (see Battle
of Megiddo (609 BC)). Another book called the Book of
Chronicles 2 Chronicles 35:20-27 gives a lengthier account
and 2 Chronicles 35:20 states that when Josiah had prepared
the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against
Carchemish by the Euphrates River and that King Josiah was
fatally wounded by an Egyptian archer. He was then brought
back to Jerusalem to die. Necho is quoted as saying:...