Scholars believe he found a scroll with Deuteronomy 5 on it, beginning in verse 6 we read, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You much have no other gods before me. Do not make an idol for yourself…”
Josiah invites the people into a time of repentance and turning their lives toward God. It is a time of renewal of the covenant with God.