To legitimize his strong autocracy, now that Assyria was out of the picture, Josiah needed his people to only worship one god, Yahweh. How could he manage that?


Although there is plenty of archaeological evidence that this guy existed and did what he did, the only sources that say his name are in Old Testament books written long after he was dead. Was his name really Josiah? Who knows, maybe? But that’s what people call him now, so let’s go with that.

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  1. STM says

    Nice hat, Your Highness.

  2. B.J. says

    Priests hate this one quick trick for autocratic power! Just watch this video full of unrelated garbage to reel you in and then buy my overpriced book that’ll tell you the real secret!

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