Unformatted text preview: possession must mean they have possessions. Many laws are not evident in early life of Israel in Palestine (1200-1000) in books of Judges and Samuel. The great prophets don’t seem to know laws because they were not yet made. Scholars think that Josiah’s law book (2 Kings 22:8-13) was an early form of Deuteronomy because King Josiah has reportedly discovered it. The text narrates cultic reforms that Josiah implemented on the basis of the law book. Cultic reforms in 2 Kings match the cultic laws in Deuteronomy and that Josiah’s law book includes threats of divine punishment....
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- Spring '09
- Law, bible, Asherah, King Josiah