A sufficiently imaginative historian might conjure up a mischievous collector who, holding under the earth all the artifacts of the past, every now and then selects one to toss up into the dirt and confound some eager archaeologist. For who could imagine that, out of a religious revolution 2,700 years ago that changed Israelite history, we would find nothing of the king behind it and yet suddenly retrieve from the dirt the seal of one of his officials, mentioned but once in the Bible?
The Most Admirable Monarch in Jewish History? (It's Not David.)
Josiah left a permanent stamp on Judaism, leading, for the first time in generations, an all-out battle against idolatry.