In the episode “What Kate Did”, Mr. Eko makes reference to the “Book of Law” that was found by Josiah in the temple in Jerusalem. He then reveals that he found a book, a Bible, in which was hidden what turned out to be the missing parts of the Dharma Initiative orientation video for the Swan station.
Since then, we’ve learned that Richard Alpert brought an old book with “Book of Laws” on the cover when he visited young John Locke. Are we to think of John as a Josiah-like figure, who will resbuild or restore something?
I wonder if the show’s creators are aware that there are Biblical scholars who’ve suspected that the book of the law “found” in Josiah’s time may have been created (or at least revised and edited) in order to support Josiah’s “reforms”, which were perhaps more like a revolution.
And of course, in The Matrix Neo kept software hidden in a copy of Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulations (or a simulation in book form of that essay). Baudrillard in fact provided much of the subplot for the Matrix films. Is this a clue that the Bible, in some form or other, plays a similar role in underpinning LOST?