This is an in-depth study on Deuteronomy, which takes a look at the history and culture of Moses's speeches to Israel before Yahweh brought them into the Promised Land. This study is ? hours long (recorded in 2018). This is worth 2 Bible CEUs.

 

Deuteronomy Notes (989.91 KB)

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Deuteronomy Introduction 01
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Deuteronomy Introduction 02
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Deuteronomy 1:1-33
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Deuteronomy 1:34-46
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Deuteronomy 2:1-25
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Deuteronomy 2:26-3:29
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Deuteronomy 4:1-8
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Deuteronomy 4:9-24
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Deuteronomy 4:25-43
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Deuteronomy 4:44-5:6
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Deuteronomy 5:7-10
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Deuteronomy 5:11-15
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Deuteronomy 5:16-17
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Deuteronomy 5:18-20
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Deuteronomy 5:21
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Deuteronomy 5:22-33
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Deuteronomy 6:1-5a
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Deuteronomy 6:5b
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Deuteronomy 6:5c
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Deuteronomy 6:6-9
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Deuteronomy 6:10-25
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Deuteronomy 7:1-6
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Deuteronomy 7:7-15
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Deuteronomy 7:16-26
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Deuteronomy 8:1-20
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Deuteronomy 9:1-29
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Deuteronomy 10:1-22
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Deteronomy 11:1-32
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Deuteronomy 12:1-14
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Deuteronomy 12:15-32
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Deuteronomy 13:1-2
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Deuteronomy 13:3-18
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Deuteronomy 14:1-21
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Deuteronomy 14:22-16:17
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Deuteronomy 16:18-17:13
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Deuteronomy 17:14-20
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Deuteronomy 18:1-14
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Deuteronomy 18:15-22
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Deuteronomy 19:1-20:20
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Deuteronomy 21:1-10
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Deuteronomy 21:11-22:8
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Deuteronomy 22:9-22
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Deuteronomy 22:23-30
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Deuteronomy 23:1-8
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Deuteronomy 23:9-18
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Deuteronomy 23:19-24:7
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Deuteronomy 24:8-25:4
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Deuteronomy 25:5-26:19
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Deuteronomy 27:1-13
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Deuteronomy 27:14-28:14
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Deuteronomy 28:15-46
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Deuteronomy 28:47-57
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Deuteronomy 28:58-68
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Deuteronomy 29:1-29
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Deuteronomy 30:1-9
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Deuteronomy 30:10
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Deuteronomy 30:11-20
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Deuteronomy 31:1-30
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Deuteronomy 32:1-7
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Deuteronomy 32:8-43
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Deuteronomy 32:44-33:29
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Deuteronomy 34:1-12
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The Hebrew title of the book of Deuteronomy comes from the first two words in the book, eleh ha-devarim, translated “these are the words.” This is appropriate since Deuteronomy records the final words of Moses before the people entered the Promised Land. The English title, “Deuteronomy,” comes from the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible), which had as its title deuteronómion, meaning “second law.” This title is inaccurate, coming from a mistranslation of a phrase in Deut. 17:18 where Yahweh commanded Israel’s kings to make a “copy of this law” for themselves. The Septuagint translators mistakenly translated this phrase as “this second [repeated] law.” However, within Deuteronomy is Moses repeating the Law of Yahweh to a new generation of Israelites, so the title does apply to the book. Deuteronomy is the fifth and final book in the Torah.

Though many dispute Moses as the author of the Torah, Scriptures affirm his authorship (Ex. 17:14; 24:4; Num. 33:1-2; Deut. 31:9; Josh. 1:8; 2 Kgs. 21:8). Jesus Christ also attributed authorship to Moses (Matt. 19:8; Mark 7:10; Luke 18:29-31; 20:37; 24:27; John 7:19).

The books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers begin with the conjunction and, meaning they were meant to be read as the sequel to Genesis—and sequentially from there. Conversely, the book of Deuteronomy does not begin with the conjunction and, while the books of Joshua through Kings do begin with the conjunction and. Thus, Genesis through Numbers are linked together and tell of Israel outside of the Promised Land. Deuteronomy is the bridge between Israel not being in the land and Israel being in the land. In the same way, Joshua through Chronicles are linked together and tell about Israel in the Promised Land. Deuteronomy is the beginning of what scholars call the Deuteronomic History, which includes the books of Deuteronomy through Kings.

Deuteronomy was written by Moses after the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and their forty years in the wilderness right before they were to enter the Promised Land. Though many dispute Moses as the author of the Torah, Scriptures affirm his authorship (Ex. 17:14; 24:4; Num. 33:1-2; Deut. 31:9; Josh. 1:8; 2 Kgs. 21:8). Jesus Christ also attributed authorship to Moses (Matt. 19:8; Mark 7:10; Luke 18:29-31; 20:37; 24:27; John 7:19).

The basic principle for interpreting the theology of Deuteronomy is understanding it as a covenant document. The primary feature of the covenant lies in its nature as a relational bond between Yahweh and His covenant people. The source of the covenant bond lies solely in Yahweh. The purpose of Deuteronomy was to teach Israel that it was in love that the covenant was initiated by Yahweh in the first place, and by love the people were to maintain their close relationship to Yahweh. Though Yahweh was the first to demonstrate His love to Israel and establish a covenant relationship with them, He desired that they would then respond in obedience to Him, out of love and not out of a legalistic demand or a fear of judgment. Deuteronomy makes it very clear that the covenant was not to be seen as a legal contract automatically binding humans to Yahweh. Rather, the nature of the covenant demanded of humans not a legalistic but a loving commitment to Yahweh.

The second purpose of Deuteronomy was to teach Israel the need to remember what Yahweh had done for them in the past and to teach their children throughout the generations so that they could have a full and blessed life in the land. Moses instructed Israel on how they were to view the events of the last forty years and why they happened—so that the people would better understand Yahweh and their relationship to Him. The key to remaining faithful to Yahweh was to constantly remember who He is and what He had done for Israel. For in remembering His past deeds, the people would come to better understand His character.

For the author of Deuteronomy, history is not a series of unbroken events of causes and effects, which happens in a closed system, free from the intervention of a transcendent God. Rather, history reflects the will of Yahweh, in word and deed, within the creation of Yahweh. For Yahweh and the people of the ancient Near East, history was not a scientific endeavor or an interest in the past, but rather history revealed what Yahweh had done for His people. The past portrays the faithfulness of Yahweh within His relationship with His people and holds the promise for the continuation of the relationship into the future.