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Bible reading roles While Shaphan was at the temple, Hilkiah handed him a book and said, “Look what I found here in the temple The Book of God’s Law.”Shaphan read it, then went back to Josiah and reported, “Your officials collected the money in the temple and gave it to the men supervising the repairs.
But there’s something else, Your Majesty. The priest Hilkiah gave me this book.” Then Shaphan read it out loud. When Josiah heard what was in The Book of God’s Law, he tore his clothes in sorrow. At once he called together Hilkiah, Shaphan, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Achbor son of Micaiah, and his own servant Asaiah.
He said, “The Lord must be furious with me and everyone else in Judah, because our ancestors did not obey the laws written in this book. Go find out what the Lord wants us to do. ”The five men left right away and went to talk with Huldah the prophet. Her husband was Shallum, who was in charge of the king’s clothes.
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Huldah lived in the northern part of Jerusalem, and when they met in her home, she said: You were sent here by King Josiah, and this is what the Lord God of Israel says to him: “Josiah, I am the Lord! And I will see to it that this country and everyone living in it will be destroyed.
It will happen just as this book says. The people of Judah have rejected me. They have offered sacrifices to foreign gods and have worshiped their own idols. I cannot stand it any longer.
I am furious. “Josiah, listen to what I am going to do.
I noticed how sad you were when you read that this country and its people would be completely wiped out. You even tore your clothes in sorrow, and I heard you cry. So I will let you die in peace, before I destroy this place. ”The men left and took Huldah’s answer back to Josiah. 2 Kings 22:8-20 Bible reading roles.
Reminds us of duties When the people returned to their homes, they celebrated by eating and drinking and by sharing their food with those in need, because they had understood what had been read to them. Nehemiah 8:12
On the second day of the seventh month, the leaders of all the family groups came together with the priests and the Levites, so Ezra could teach them the Law 14 that the Lord had given to Moses. Nehemiah 8:13
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