1. First Address (Historical)-1-4
2. Second Address (Doctrinal)-5-26
3. Third Address (Admonitional)-27-28
4. Fourth Address (Admonitional)-29-30
5. Moses' Last Acts (31-34)
a. Joshua Appointed Successor (31)
b. The Song of Moses (32)
c. The Blessing of Moses (33)
d. The Death of Moses (34)
The book of Deuteronomy was written by Moses some time before 1400
B.C. Israel has been wandering in the wilderness 40 years because of
their refusal to conquer by faith the land that God had promised them.
The generation that came out of Egypt is now dead; their children are
ready to inherit the promises God made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
They need to know the law that was given to their fathers.
Deuteronomy means "second law." It is not literally a second law, but
rather the law repeated for the second generation of Israelites who
left Egypt. Several words are often repeated: hear-34 times;
hearken(ed) -26 times; observe-21 times; keep-39 times; do-95 times; love (d)
In this book there are at least 259 references to the preceding
books-30 to Genesis, 94 to Exodus, 61 to Leviticus, and 74 to
Numbers. In other Old Testament books there are not fewer than
356 references to Deuteronomy, and in the New Testament not
less than 96, found in 17 of the 27 books of the New Testament
(Frank J. Dunn Know Your Bible 86).
KEY VERSE: "And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of
you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to
love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes
which I command you today for your good?" (Deut. 10:12-13).
KEY VERSES AND PASSAGES
4:2; 12:32 "You shall not add to the word which I command you,
nor take anything from it..."
5:6-21 The Ten Commandments Repeated.
6:5 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your
6:13, 16; 8:3 The three verses Jesus cited to Satan as He resisted
6:4-9; 11:18-21 Parents' Responsibility for Teaching Their Children.
13:1-5; 18:20-22 The Tests for Determining a False Prophet.
17:14-17 Prohibition from Multiplying Horses and Wives.
18:9-14 Do Not Follow the Example of the People of the Land.
18:15-19 The Prophet to Come (like Moses).
19:15 The Necessity of Having Two or Three Witnesses.
21:15-17 The Firstborn Son Must Be the First Son Born.
21:22-23 "...he who is hanged is accursed of God."
22:6-7 The Least Esteemed Commandment, As Ranked By Jews.
22:13-30 Laws on Sexual Purity.
24:1-4 The Law on Divorce.
25:3 The Maximum Penalty of Forty Blows as Punishment.
25:5-10 The Marriage Duty of a Brother.
26:11-13 Provision for the Needy.
29:29 "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but
those things that are revealed belong to us and to
our children forever, that we may do all the words of
31:9-13; 17:18-20 Knowing the Word
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