Josiah had come to power as an eight year-old boy, following the murder of his father, Amon, a corrupt and idolatrous king, by his own servants. King Josiah now sets in motion an intense campaign to cleanse his kingdom of generations of idol-worship and evil. As part of this effort, he calls for the renovation and repair of the Holy Temple, which had been neglected for over 200 years. The king gathers carpenters, builders and masons, drawing up plans and setting aside funds.
In the course of renovations, an amazing find comes to light – a Torah scroll written in Moses’ own hand. This scroll had been hidden away by the priests for safekeeping during the reign of King Achaz (Josiah’s grandfather’s grandfather), who had burned every Torah scroll he could find. Since then, the location of this precious scroll, once secret, had been forgotten. What could its discovery now, mean?