Notice 2 Chronicles 35:20-22 (KJV) -- After all this, when Josiah had prepared the temple, Necho king of Egypt came up to fight against Carchemish by Euphrates: and Josiah went out against him. But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? [I come] not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from [meddling with] God, who [is] with me, that he destroy thee not. Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo. This passage is teaching that Necho spoke God's words to Josiah, although the Pharoah did NOT speak directly to the King of Judah. This raises some interesting questions: did God speak to Necho in his native Egyptian language? did Necho know Hebrew? did Necho write the message for the ambassadors? did his ambassadors have to translate the message from Egyptian into Hebrew? or perhaps did Josiah know Egyptian? did the ambassadors get to speak directly to King Josiah or did they have to relate the message through a royal envoy? how did the writer of Chronicles come by this information? if the entire transmission of the words from God's mouth were in an Egyptian dialect, did the chronicler translate them into Hebrew? Any attempts to answer these would be mere speculation. There is no question that Josiah received revelation from God but chose to ignore it, which cost him his life. So, either Josiah repeated Necho's word verbatim to some one before he died (unlikely), or there were other witnesses to the giving of the message by the ambassadors (vey likely). We also know from historical evidence that this event took place approximately 609 B.C., but that the writings we call the books of 'Chronicles' were written much later, probably after 450 B.C. (possibly by Ezra after the return from capitivity). So, from 70 to 140 years (more or less) where were these particular words that came from the mouth of God? Were they recorded in some royal archive? Was it passed along by oral tradition? In any case, several generations (depending upon how one reckons a 'generation') of God's people did NOT have ready access to these words of God. Jesus said (Matthew 4:4) -- ... It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Eventually, Necho's message from God was preserved for us in the Hebrew scriptures, but how then were people 'living' during the interim when they did NOT have access to "every word" that God spoke?