The so-called Deuteronomic school was responsible for the composition and editing of the Book of Deuteronomy, the Former Prophets and possibly some of the prophetic books. This school flourished from the time of Josiah until the Babylonian Exile (late seventh century to mid-sixth century B.C.E.). Its main doctrines include centralization of the cult, a total ban on idols and religious practices considered Canaanite, and recognition of the Temple as the main locus of divine presence.