Jehoiakim was 25 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Zebidah the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah. Bible other translations

“Rumah.” Rumah is a city in the Galilee, but there are a couple of possible candidates for its location. If Josiah married a woman from the Galilee then we have an indication of how large his influence was in the ancient territory of Israel.

Commentary for: 2 Kings 23:36