The Torah commanded Jewish kings to write their own Torah scroll from a master in the possession of the Levites, and to read it every day of their life so that they should not become haughty and so they might keep G-d's laws. Deut. 17:18-20. Given that many of Israel's and Judea's kings were not G-d-fearing, do we know how many kings actually wrote a Torah scroll and where they were stored before the first exile? Was the practice revived in the Second Temple?

  • Are you referring to the first or second Torah which might have been an amulet.
    – sam
    Commented May 6, 2013 at 19:37
  • Why would you think that they didn't keep this Mitzva during the 2nd Temple? Commented Sep 10, 2017 at 9:07
  • There were no Jewish kings (descended from King David) during the second temple. Commented Mar 11, 2021 at 19:37


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