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REFORMS

-Paganism objects taken out and burned
-Idolatrous priests killed
-Asherah were removed from the temple and burned
-Tents set up by cult prostitutes in temple courts were removed
-priests were recruited to defile idolatrous places
-place of human sacrifice was defiled
-chariots burned
-heathen altars destroyed
-sacred shrines erected by Solomon for his foregin wives were destroyed
-Jeroboams rival altar at Bethel destroyed
-Calf worshipping priests killed
-Mediums and wizards removed from the lands

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MODERN DAY APPLICATION

-Deal with the source not the product
-If source/root is not recognized and dealt with in light of God's word, nothing of permanent value can be accomplished

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JOSIAH; Initial reforms

-age of 8 he began to reign
-age of 16 began to seek after the God of David his father
-at the age of 20 Josiah began to cleanse the land of all the tokens and instruments of idolatry
-age of 26, began to repair the temple

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FINDING THE BOOK OF THE LAW

-while cleaning the temple the high priest Hilkiah discovered a copy of "the book of the law"
-Hilkiah gave it to the Shaphan the sribe to read, who in turn came to the king
-what was "the book of the law"
*Pentatech
*Deuteronomy

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PROPHETESS HULDAH

-Huldah was probably aunt of Jeremiah
-message that it is too late, because of kings heart it will not happen during his life time
-promised he would die in peace
-however, he died on the battle field

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THE PASSOVER

-1st the ark
-2nd the Levites showed zeal in preparing the Passover Lambs
-3rd it was done according to the law

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DEATH OF JOSIAH

-Ninevah had finally fallen under the attacks of Medes and Babylonians in 612 BC
-Ahuruballit II fled to Carchemish
-Necho-Pharaoh of Egypt