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Deuteronomy Overview

Tomorrow we begin Deuteronomy! If you cannot wait,  start tonight! Click here.

Deuteronomy in Hebrew is ‘Elleh Haddebarim meaning “These Are the Words”.  The Greek translation to English is “Second Law”.  The entire generation that fled Egypt in the Exodus has died except 3 people: Moses, Joshua, and Caleb. Moses’s brother and sister just died this year, and before the year is over Moses will too, leaving only Joshua and Caleb.

Moses will retell the first 4 books.  (So if you are behind, JUMP IN HERE).

  • Chapters 1:1-4:43 Moses will teach the new generation the History of their people
  • Chapters 4:44-28:68 Moses will explain the Law to them
  • CHapters 29:1-30:20 Moses will renew the Covenant.
  • Chapters 30:1-34:12 Moses will hand his leadership to Joshua.

It is called “the second” law since it will all be repeated.  Can I just say it is going to be so cool those who have kept up with the schedule to say “hey, I know what Moses is talking about!”  Moses is such a faithful servant to the Lord, he makes these speeches to the new generations knowing the entire time that his lack of obedience has already cost him his entry into the Land.

These addresses probably took about 7 days to recite. We will read the whole book in just 12 days.

The first 4 books of the Bible is about God choosing His people.  This book is about His people choosing God. 

Deuteronomy will end with the death of Moses.  The last scriptures will be:

“Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land.  For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

 

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