Ezra the Scribe famously discovered a Torah Scroll and instituted public Torah readings on Shabat, Monday, and Thursday.

Are there any mentions of Torah Scrolls (specifically written) between Moshe and Ezra?

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    Can you source the "famous" claims in your first sentence?
    – Double AA
    Dec 17, 2015 at 16:09
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    Do you count mention of the Torah as written (plentiful, see for instance Melachim 1 2:3, "as it is written in the Torah of Moshe") or do you only want people physically interacting with the scrolls themselves?
    – Rish
    Dec 17, 2015 at 16:15
  • see Gittin 60........
    – sam
    Dec 18, 2015 at 3:59

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In Melachim (Kings) Chapters 22-23, King Joshiahu discovers a Torah scroll during renovations of the Temple.

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    it would be nice to have more examples...
    – sds
    Dec 18, 2015 at 14:43
  • @sds Why would you think there are so many examples? The scrolls probably sat in the study halls and were used for study. The stories in the Neviim don't talk about people just sitting and studying all that often.
    – Double AA
    Dec 18, 2015 at 15:58
  • Which lettering was used in that scroll, do we know?
    – larry909
    Mar 30, 2020 at 23:02

In Divrei haYamim II 17:9, King Yehoshafat sends out people to teach Torah in the land of Yehuda and they take physical Torah scrolls with them.

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