During the days of Josiah, in the eighteenth year of his reign, the king dispatched Shaphan, the scribe, with instructions to work alongside the High Priest Hilkiah on a project to repair the house of the LORD. During the restorative work, the High Priest reportedly discovered the scroll of the Torah that Moses wrote. This class covers the remarkable events of this discovery and lays out the implications of arguably the great discovery of all time. What do our sources say about this sefer? At the time of its discovery, the word of the LORD had been coming to Jeremiah for more than five years, yet those in charge did not consult him. Does Jeremiah mention this greatest discovery? One would expect that Jeremiah would mention the discovery of the original Moses scroll since it reportedly happened in his day. As it turns out, he does.
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