2 Kings 23:25, How can similar things be said of Hezekiah and Josiah?

Question: I asked last week about 2 Kings 18:5, "Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before or after his time." Now, I read in 2 Kings 23:25, "Never before has there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the LORD with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since." These are both from the NLT. I am not sure what to make of these two verses. It is just saying that they were both very special and unique? Answer: I think the main point is as you said... They were both special and unique. They also were different, Josiah called Judah to keep the Passover for example. So it seems Josiah went a little farther in turning to The Lord and removing idolatry (even in the northern kingdom). This may not be exactly what the text is saying, but here is my overall impression of these two kings... Hezekiah brought Judah back to the worship of God, Josiah brought Judah back to obedience to God. No king trusted God like Hezekiah. No king obeyed God like Josiah. -PJ