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Study questions, maps, charts, key words, history, background, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy.

The Hebrew name of the book is ‘elleh haddebarim (“These are the words”) or, more simply debarim (“words”; see 1.1). The word “Deuteronomy” refers to a “second law.”

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Basics

  • Setting: The plains of Moab, as the people are poised to enter the land. Thus, the chief concerns are what is required in taking the land and living in it.
  • Themes: Covenant; obedience and disobedience; blessings and curses; “diligently” observing the Lord’s commandments and statues; the character of the promised land; love for God.
  • Structure: Three major speeches given by Moses
  • 1:1-4:43 – “What God has done for Israel”; recounts Israel’s history to this point
  • 4:44-26:19 – “What God expects from Israel” when the nation enters and lives in the promised land; Legal and narrative material
  • 27:1-34:12 – “What God will do” for Israel; contains more prophetical material looking forward.

Main Themes

  1. Dt 4:5-8 – Israel’s witness to the nations
  2. Dt 5:1-4 – The new generation as covenant partners
  3. Dt 6:1-9 – The Great commandment
  4. Dt 8:7-10 and Dt 11:8-12 – The character of the promised land
  5. Dt 10:12-22 – The essence of the law
  6. Dt 18:15-22 – A prophet like moses
  7. Dt 28:45-68 – Scattering and exile predicted
  8. Dt 31:23 – The promise to Joshua

Principles for interpreting OT Law: See How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Fee & Stuart, page 147.

Treaty

Deuteronomy as a Treaty

Deuteronomy is written in the same literary style as many ancient near east treaties between powerful kings and inferior, conquered peoples.

  1. Preamble – identifies the parties.
  2. Historical prologue – provides the motives to fulfill the stipulations of the treaty. Generally based upon gratitude.
  3. Basic Stipulations – The basic stipulation is to love the conquering king. If the king is loved, the remaining stipulations would be followed.
  4. Ancillary Stipulations – these stipulations were designed to protect the kingdom (e.g. armies, taxes, etc).
  5. Blessings and Curses – what happens if you follow or break the treaty.
  6. Provision for Dynastic Continuity

Deuteronomy Treaty Outline

  • Preamble – Deuteronomy 1:1-5
  • Historical Prologue – Deuteronomy 1:6-449
    • History from Horeb to conquest of transjordan 1:6-3:29
    • Encouragment to enter covenant with YHWH 4:1-29
  • General Stipulations – Deuteronomy 5:1-11:32
    • Restatement of original covenant – 5:1-33
    • Basic Stipulations: Love God – 6:1-25
    • Three Dangers in the land (and their curses) – 7:1-11:32
      • Foreign gods will ensare you
      • Pride
      • Failure to disciple future generations
  • Specific Stipulations – Deuteronomy 12:1-26:19
    • Pertaining to Loyalty to God (12:1-16:17)
      • Allegiance to YHWH’s sanctuary (12:1-32)
      • Elimination of Apostates (13:1-18)
      • Pure foods (14:1-210
      • Tithes (14:22-29)
      • Year of Release (15:1-18)
      • Law of First Born (15:19-23)
      • Pilgrimages (16:1-17)
    • Judicial-governmental righteousness (16:18-21:23)
      • Judges and God’s altar (16:18-17:13)
      • Kings and God’s covenant (17:14-20)
      • Priests (18:1-13)
      • Prophets (18:14-22)
      • Holy War (20:1-20)
      • Atonement for unsolved murder (21:1-9)
      • Law pertaining to the home (21:10-21)
    • Sanctity of the divine order (21:22-25:19)
    • Confession of God as redeemer-king (26:1-19)
  • Blessings and Curses – Deuteronomy 27:1-28:68
  • Provision for Dynastic Continutity – Deuteronomy 29:1-34:12
    • Summons to Commitment (29:1-20:20)
    • Dynastic Disposition (31:1-34:12)

Section 1: Background

Background & Outlines

Chart: Bible History at a glance

Blue Letter Bible: Old Testament Timeline

Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament

What was the Canaanite religion?

Bible Atlas: Egypt

Bible Atlas: Sinai

Bible Atlas: Mount Horeb/Sinai

Ray C Stedman: Overview of the Book

John MacArthur: Author, Date, Background

Ligonier: Introduction to Deuteronomy

Ligonier: Introduction to the Pentateuch

ESV Introduction to Deuteronomy

ESV The Global Message of Deuteronomy

NIV: Introduction to Deuteronomy

Biblehub: Timeline of Deuteronomy

Hebrew Calendar

Deuteronomy Quotes in the New Testament

Pentateuch at a glance

James van Dine: Analysis of Deuteronomy

David Malick (Bible.org): Introduction to Deuteronomy

David Malick: Argument of the Book of Deuteronomy

Section 2: Maps

Maps – Route of the Exodus

Route of the Exodus – Studylight.org

Route of Exodus from Egypt – Insight for Living

Route of Exodus – Holman Bible Atlas

Route of the Exodus – Bible-History online

Tabernacle Diagram – source unknown

Expulsion of the Hyksos – Holman Bible Atlas

Egypt and Palestine in the Late Bronze Age – Holman Bible Atlas

Sites in the Amarna Archive (Akhetaton; Tell el-Amarna) – Holman Bible Atlas

Campaigns of Thutmose III and Amenhotep II – Holman Bible Atlas

Canaan in the 14th Century: The Tell el-Amarna Tablets – Holman Bible Atlas

The Egyptian Empire and the Hittites – Holman Bible Atlas

Egyptian Empire and Balance of Power, ca. 1400 BCE – Holman Bible Atlas

The Route of the Exodus – Holman Bible Atlas

Events during the Sojourn at Kadesh-Barnea – Holman Bible Atlas

Journey of the Spies – Holman Bible Atlas

The Journey from Kadesh-Barnea to the Plains of Moab – Holman Bible Atlas

Exodus from Egypt (Map 3) – English Standard Version Bible

Section 4: Key Words

Key Words

LORD your God (279x/239v); Lord our God (22x/21v); LORD spoke (9x); LORD will (34x/34v).

shall not (128x/116v).

heart (43v) – Strong’s H3824 in Dt 2:30; Dt 4:9; Dt 4:29; Dt 4:39; Dt 5:29; Dt 6:5; Dt 6:6; Dt 7:17; Dt 8:2; Dt 8:5; Dt 8:14; Dt 8:17; Dt 9:4; Dt 9:5; Dt 10:12; Dt 10:16; Dt 11:13; Dt 11:18; Dt 13:3; Dt 15:7; Dt 15:9; Dt 15:10; Dt 17:17; Dt 17:20; Dt 18:21; Dt 20:8; Dt 24:15; Dt 26:16; Dt 28:28; Dt 28:47; Dt 28:67; Dt 29:18; Dt 30:2; Dt 30:6; Dt 30:10; Dt 30:14; Dt 30:17; Dt 32:46; also Strong H3820 in Dt 4:11; Dt 28:65; Dt 29:4; Dt 29:19; Strongs H5315 in Dt 14:26.

command (25v) – Strong’s H6680 in Dt 2:4; Dt 4:2; Dt 6:2; Dt 12:11; Dt 12:14; Dt 12:28; Dt 12:32; Dt 15:11; Dt 18:18; Dt 19:7; Dt 19:9; Dt 27:1; Dt 27:10; Dt 28:1; Dt 28:8; Dt 28:14; Dt 30:2; Dt 30:8; Dt 30:11; Dt 30:16; Dt 32:46; also Strong’s H6310 in Dt 1:26; Dt 1:43; Dt 9:23;

commanded (39v) – Strong’s H6680 in Dt 1:3; Dt 1:18; Dt 1:19; Dt 1:41; Dt 2:37; Dt 3:18; Dt 3:21; Dt 4:5; Dt 4:13; Dt 4:14; Dt 4:23; Dt 5:12; Dt 5:15; Dt 5:16; Dt 5:32; Dt 5:33; Dt 6:1; Dt 6:17; Dt 6:20; Dt 6:24; Dt 6:25; Dt 9:12; Dt 9:16; Dt 10:5; Dt 12:21; Dt 13:5; Dt 17:3; Dt 18:20; Dt 20:17; Dt 24:8; Dt 26:13; Dt 26:14; Dt 28:45; Dt 29:1; Dt 31:5; Dt 31:10; Dt 31:25; Dt 31:29; Dt 34:9.

covenant (26v) – Strong’s H1285 in Dt 4:13; Dt 4:23; Dt 4:31; Dt 5:2; Dt 5:3; Dt 7:2; Dt 7:9; Dt 7:12; Dt 8:18; Dt 9:9; Dt 9:11; Dt 9:15; Dt 10:8; Dt 17:2; Dt 29:1; Dt 29:9; Dt 29:12; Dt 29:14; Dt 29:21; Dt 29:25; Dt 31:9; Dt 31:16; Dt 31:20; Dt 31:25; Dt 31:26; Dt 33:9.

fear (24x) – usually Strong’s H3372a in Dt 1:21; Dt 1:29; Dt 3:2; Dt 3:22; Dt 4:10; Dt 5:29; Dt 6:2; Dt 6:13; Dt 6:24; Dt 8:6; Dt 10:12; Dt 10:20; Dt 13:4; Dt 14:23; Dt 17:19; Dt 21:21; Dt 25:18; Dt 28:58; Dt 31:8; Dt 31:12; Dt 31:13; also Strong’s H1481c in Dt 1:17; Strong’s H3372 in Dt 2:25; Strong’s H4172 in Dt 11:25;

keep (33v) Strong’s H8104 in Dt 4:2; Dt 4:6; Dt 4:9; Dt 4:40; Dt 5:10; Dt 5:12; Dt 5:29; Dt 6:2; Dt 6:17; Dt 7:9; Dt 7:11; Dt 7:12; Dt 8:2; Dt 8:6; Dt 10:13; Dt 11:1; Dt 11:8; Dt 11:22; Dt 13:4; Dt 23:9; Dt 26:17; Dt 26:18; Dt 27:1; Dt 28:9; Dt 29:9; Dt 30:10; Dt 30:16. also as ‘observe’ in Dt 5:1; Dt 5:12; Dt 12:1; Dt 16:1; Dt 19:9; Dt 24:8.

observe (18v) – Strong’s H6213a in Dt 5:15; Dt 5:31; Dt 5:32; Dt 6:24; Dt 6:25; Dt 15:5; Dt 16:1; Dt 16:12; Dt 17:10; Dt 28:13; Dt 28:15; Dt 28:58; Dt 29:29; Dt 30:8; Dt 30:12; Dt 30:13; Dt 30:14; Dt 31:12; Dt 32:46 (also translated ‘do’ in other verses).

nations (30v) – Strong’s H1471 in Dt 4:27; Dt 4:38; Dt 7:1; Dt 7:17; Dt 7:22; Dt 8:20; Dt 9:1; Dt 9:4; Dt 9:5; Dt 11:23; Dt 12:2; Dt 12:29; Dt 12:30; Dt 15:6; Dt 17:14; Dt 18:9; Dt 18:14; Dt 19:1; Dt 20:15; Dt 26:19; Dt 28:1; Dt 28:12; Dt 28:65; Dt 29:16; Dt 29:18; Dt 29:24; Dt 30:1; Dt 31:3; Dt 32:8; Dt 32:43.

love (24x/23v) – Strong’s H157 in Dt 5:10; Dt 6:5; Dt 7:9; Dt 7:13; Dt 10:12; Dt 10:15; Dt 10:18; Dt 10:19; Dt 11:1; Dt 11:13; Dt 11:22; Dt 13:3; Dt 19:9; Dt 30:6; Dt 30:16; Strong’s H2836a in Dt 7:7;

listen (31x/31v) – Strong’s H8085 in Dt 1:43; Dt 1:45; Dt 3:26; Dt 4:1; Dt 4:30; Dt 6:3; Dt 7:12; Dt 8:20; Dt 11:13; Dt 11:27; Dt 11:28; Dt 12:28; Dt 13:3; Dt 13:4; Dt 13:8; Dt 13:18; Dt 15:5; Dt 18:14; Dt 18:15; Dt 18:19; Dt 21:18; Dt 23:5; Dt 26:17; Dt 27:9; Dt 28:13; obey (12x; same word) – Strong’s H8085 in Dt 21:18; Dt 21:20; Dt 27:10; Dt 28:1; Dt 28:2; Dt 28:15; Dt 28:45; Dt 28:62; Dt 30:2; Dt 30:8; Dt 30:10; Dt 30:17.

remember (15x) – Strong’s H3117 in Dt 4:10 (implied); Dt 5:15; Dt 7:18; Dt 8:2; Dt 8:18; Dt 9:7; Dt 9:27; Dt 15:15; Dt 16:3; Dt 16:12; Dt 24:9; Dt 24:18; Dt 24:22; Dt 25:17; Dt 32:7.

forget (9x) – Strong’s H7911 in Dt 4:9; Dt 4:23; Dt 4:31; Dt 6:12; Dt 8:11; Dt 8:14; Dt 8:19; Dt 9:7; Dt 25:19; forgotten (3x; same word) in Dt 24:19; Dt 26:13; Dt 31:21.

bless (20x) – Strong’s H1288 in Dt 1:11; Dt 7:13; Dt 8:10; Dt 10:8; Dt 14:29; Dt 15:4; Dt 15:6; Dt 15:10; Dt 15:18; Dt 16:15; Dt 21:5; Dt 23:20; Dt 24:13; Dt 24:19; Dt 26:15; Dt 27:12; Dt 28:8; Dt 28:12; Dt 30:16; Dt 33:11; blessed (13x; same word) in Dt 2:7; Dt 7:14; Dt 12:7; Dt 15:14; Dt 28:3; Dt 28:4; Dt 28:5; Dt 28:6; Dt 33:1; Dt 33:13; Dt 33:20; Dt 33:24; Dt 33:29.

blessing (11x) – Strong’s H1293 in Dt 11:26; Dt 11:27; Dt 11:29; Dt 12:15; Dt 16:17; Dt 23:5; Dt 28:8; Dt 30:1; Dt 30:19; Dt 33:1; Dt 33:23.

life (19x/15v) – Strong’s H2425b in Dt 4:9; Dt 6:2; Dt 16:3; Dt 17:19; Dt 28:66; Dt 30:15; Dt 30:19; Dt 30:20; Strong’s H5315 in Dt 12:23; Dt 19:6; Dt 19:21; Dt 24:6; Strong’s H8318 in Dt 14:19; Strong’s H2421a in Dt 32:39; Strong’s H2425b in Dt 32:47.

curse(s) (16x) – Strong’s H7045 in Dt 11:26; Dt 11:28; Dt 11:29; Dt 23:4; Dt 23:5; Dt 27:13; Dt 28:15; Dt 28:45; Dt 29:27; Dt 30:1; Dt 30:19; Strong’s H423 in Dt 29:19; Dt 29:20; Dt 29:21; Dt 30:7; Strong’s H3994 in Dt 28:20.

cursed (16x) – Strong’s H779 in Dt 27:15; Dt 27:16; Dt 27:17; Dt 27:18; Dt 27:19; Dt 27:20; Dt 27:21; Dt 27:22; Dt 27:23; Dt 27:24; Dt 27:25; Dt 27:26; Dt 28:16; Dt 28:17; Dt 28:18; Dt 28:19.

death (23x/19v) – Strong’s H4191 in Dt 13:5; Dt 13:9; Dt 13:10; Dt 17:5; Dt 17:6; Dt 17:7; Dt 19:6; Dt 21:21; Dt 21:22; Dt 22:21; Dt 22:24; Dt 22:26; Dt 24:16; Dt 30:15; Dt 30:19; Dt 31:27; Dt 31:29; Dt 32:39; Dt 33:1.

Section 3: Encyclopedias

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology: Deuteronomy, Theology Of

American Tract Society: Deuteronomy

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary: Deuteronomy

Easton’s Bible Dictionary: Deuteronomy

Fausset Bible Dictionary: Deuteronomy, the Book Of

Holman Bible Dictionary: Deuteronomy, the Book Of

Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible: Deuteronomy

Morrish Bible Dictionary: Deuteronomy, Book Of

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Deuteronomy

McClintock and Strong’s Bible Encyclopedia: Deuteronomy

The Nuttall Encyclopedia: Deuteronomy

The Jewish Encyclopedia: Deuteronomy

Section 5: Commentaries

Commentaries

Ligionier.org Top 5 Commentaries: Deuteronomy

Tim Challies Best Commentaries: Deuteronomy

Commentary Reviews: Deuteronomy

Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Deuteronomy

Matthew Henry: Deuteronomy

Albert Barnes Notes: Deuteronomy

Reformation Study Bible Notes: Deuteronomy

Geneva Study Bible: Deuteronomy

Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Deuteronomy

Section 6: Articles

Journal Articles

Fairbairn, Patrick. The Revelation of the Law in Scripture (London: T. & T. Clark, 1869)–484 pgs. 

Armerding, Carl. The Last Words of Moses: Deuteronomy 33,” Bibliotheca Sacra 114 (July 1957) 225-34.

Baylis, Charles. “Repentance in Acts in Light of Deuteronomy 30,” Michigan Theological Journal, 1990.

Caneday, Ardel. Redeemed from the Curse of the Law the Use of Dt 21:22-23 in Gal 3:13 Trinity J (1989) p185 

Crump, Wayne. Deuteronomy 7: A Covenant Sermon,Restoration Quarterly 17 (1974) 222-235 

Feinberg, Charles L. “Cities of Refuge,Bibliotheca Sacra 103 (1946) 411-17.

Hays, J. Daniel. “Applying the Old Testament Law,Bibliotheca Sacra 158 (Jan. 2001) 21-35.

Heck, Joel D. “A History of the Interpretation of Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 33,Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (Jan1990) 16-31 

Heiser, Michael S. “Deuteronomy 32:8 and the Sons of God,Bibliotheca Sacra 158 (Jan. 2001) 52-74. 

Laney, J. Carl. “Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and the Issue of Divorce,Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992) 3-15.

Walton, John H. “Deuteronomy: An Exposition of the Spirit of the Law,Grace Theological J 8.2 (1987) 213-25.  *[MS Word],  *.pdf,  *.html 

Waterhouse, S. Douglas. “A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey,Andrews U Seminary Studies 1 (1963) 152-66 

Willoughby, Bruce E A Heart Felt Love: An Exegesis of Deut 6:4-19 Restoration Quarterly 20 (1977) 73-87 

Baker, David – Ten Commandments, Two Tablets: The Shape of the Decalogue

David L. Baker, “The Finger of God and the Forming of a Nation: The Origin and Purpose of the Decalogue,” Tyndale Bulletin 56.1 (2005): 1-24.

Daniel I. Block, “Recovering the voice of Moses: the genesis of Deuteronomy,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44.3 (Sept. 2001): 385-408

Daniel I. Block, “How many is God? an investigation into the meaning of Deuteronomy 6:4-5,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 47.2 (June 2004): 193-212.

Daniel I. Block, “‘You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Wife’: A Study In Deuteronomic Domestic Ideology,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.3 (Sept. 2010): 449-474. 

George G. Cameron, “The Laws Peculiar to Deuteronomy,” The Princeton Theological Review 1.3 (1903): 434-456.  

Peter C. Craigie, “Deuteronomy and Ugaritic Studies,” Tyndale Bulletin 27 (1976): 155-169.  

Arthur E. Cundall, “Sancturies (Central and Local) in Pre-exilic Israel, with particular reference to the Book of Deuteronomy,” Vox Evangelica 4 (1965): 4-27

Justin M. Fuhrmann, “Deuteronomy 6-8 and the History of Interpretation: An Exposition on the First Two Commandments,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.1 (March 2010): 37-63

Gershon Galil, “The Message of the Book of Kings in Relation to Deuteronomy and Jeremiah,” Bibliotheca Sacra158: 632 (2001): 406-14.

Robert P. Gordon, “Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School,” Tyndale Bulletin 25 (1974): 113-120.  

Andrew E. Hill, “The Ebal ceremony as Hebrew land grant,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 31.4 (Dec. 1988): 399-406

David M. Howard, Jr., “The Case for Kingship in Deuteronomy and the Former Prophets,” Westminster Theological Journal 52.1 (1990): 101-115.

Robert M. Johnston, “‘The Least of the Commandments’: Deuteronomy 22:6-7 in rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 20.3 (Autumn 1982): 205-215

Walter C. Kaiser Jr., “Current crisis in exegesis and the apostolic use of Deuteronomy 25:4 in 1 Corinthians 9:8-10,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 21.1 (March 1978): 3-18

F.D. Kidner, Sacrifice in the Old Testament. London: The Tyndale Press, 1952. Pbk. 27. pdf 

Meredith G. Kline, “The Two Tables of the Covenant,” Westminster Theological Journal 22.2 (1960): 133-146.

Meredith G. Kline, “Dynastic Covenant,” Westminster Theological Journal 23.1 (1961): 1-15.

J.P.U. Lilley, “The Judgement of God: The Problem of the Canaanites,” Themelios 22:2 (January 1997): 3-12.

E.C. Lucas, “Covenant, treaty, and prophecy,” Themelios 8.1 (1982): 19-23.

J. Gordon McConville, “God’s ‘name’ and God’s ‘glory’,” Tyndale Bulletin 30 (1979): 149-163.

Gerald T. Manley, “The Moabite Background of Deuteronomy,” The Evangelical Quarterly 21.2 (April 1949): 81-92

Gerald T. Manley, “A Problem in Deuteronomy ,” The Evangelical Quarterly 27.4 (1955): 201-204. [Deut. 10:6

Gerald T. Manley, “A Note on Deuteronomy XXVII. 1-8,” The Theological Students Fellowship Terminal Letter 15 (Summer 1956): 4-5

Gerald T. Manley, The Book of the Law: Studies in the Date of Deuteronomy. London: Tyndale, 1957. Hbk. pp.192.

Keith Mattingly, “Joshua’s reception of the laying on of hands. Pt 2, Deuteronomy 34:7 and Conclusion,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 40.1 (Spring 2002): 89-103

J.G. Millar, “The Ethics of Deuteronomy: An Exegetical and Theological Study,” Tyndale Bulletin 46.2 (1995): 389-392

Georges Chawkat Moucarry, “The Alien According to the Torah,” Themelios 14.1 (October / November 1988): 17-20

Jeffrey Niehaus, “The Central Sanctuary: Where and When?” Tyndale Bulletin 43.1 (1992): 3-30

Brian S. Rosner, “The Concept of Idolatry,” Themelios 24.3 (May 1999): 21-30

J.A. Thompson, “The Significance of the Ancient Near Eastern Treaty Pattern,” Tyndale Bulletin 13 (1963): 1-6

John A. Thompson, The Ancient Near Eastern Treaties and the Old Testament. The Tyndale Lecture in Biblical Archaeology, 1963. London: The Tyndale Press, 1964. Pbk. pp.39

Melvin Tinker, “Living in a World where Life is Cheap. The Relevance of the Book of Deuteronomy and the Sixth Commandment for the Debate on the Sanctity of Human Life,” Themelios 29.1 (Autumn 2003): 5-17.

John H. Walton, “Deuteronomy: an Exposition of the Spirit of the Law,” Grace Theological Journal 8.2 (1987): 213-35

S. Douglas Waterhouse, “A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 1 (1963) 152-66.

Gordon J. Wenham, “Legal Forms in the Book of the Covenant,” Tyndale Bulletin 22 (1971): 95-102

Gordon J. Wenham, “Deuteronomy and the Central Sanctuary,” Tyndale Bulletin 22 (1971): 103-118.  

Gordon J. Wenham, “The Date of Deuteronomy: linch-pin of Old Testament criticism Part 1,” Themelios 10.3 (1985): 15-20.

Gordon J. Wenham, “The date of Deuteronomy: linch-pin of Old Testament criticism Part 2,” Themelios 11.1 (1985): 15-18.

Harold M. Wiener [1875-1929], “The Laws of Deuteronomy and the Arguments from Silence,” The Princeton Theological Review 5.2 (1907): 188-209.

Ian Wilson, “Divine Presence in Deuteronomy,” Tyndale Bulletin 43.2 (1992): 403-406.  

Paul Barker – Faithless Israel, Faithful Yahweh in Deuteronomy

Steven Coxhead –Deuteronomy 30:11-14 As A Prophecy Of The New Covenant In Christ

Jason Derouche – From Condemnation to Righteousness: A Christian Reading of Deuteronomy

Daniel Fabricatore-  Paul’s Use of Deuteronomy 30:12-14 in Romans 10:6-8

Peter Gentry – The Relationship of Deuteronomy to the Covenant at Sinai

Myron Curtis Kauk – Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 10:6-8

Section 7: Got Questions

Got Questions.org

Book of Deuteronomy – Bible Survey

What is Deuteronomistic History?

Does God oppose religious freedom in the Old Testament?

Who was Og king of Bashan?

Did God give Israel the Promised Land for all time (Deuteronomy 4:40)?

What is the Shema? What does it mean that the LORD is one (Deuteronomy 6:4)?

How can Jesus be God if Deuteronomy 6:4 says that God is one?

What is the difference between laws, commands, commandments, decrees, and statutes?

How could the laws of God be written on doorframes, gates, and foreheads?

What are the Ten Commandments?

What is the difference between the ceremonial law, the moral law, and the judicial law in the Old Testament?

What does it mean that God is a consuming fire?

Why is “You shall have no other gods before me” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “You shall not make for yourself an idol” in the Ten Commandments?

What is the true meaning of the second commandment?

Why is “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “Honor your father and your mother” in the Ten Commandments?

What does it mean to remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy?

Why is “You shall not murder” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “You shall not commit adultery” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “You shall not steal” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor” in the Ten Commandments?

Why is “You shall not covet” in the Ten Commandments?

Do Christians have to obey the Old Testament law?

What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday?

Does God require Sabbath keeping of Christians?

What is the Palestinian Covenant?

What does the Bible say about the hornet?

What is the land that God promised to Israel?

What were the Urim and Thummim?

What does the Bible mean by “an eye for an eye”?

What is the law of retribution?

What does it mean that God is the God of gods and Lord of lords?

What can we learn from the laws that God gave for the kings of Israel?

How was God Himself the inheritance of the Levites?

Why is there a curse associated with hanging on a tree?

What was the significance of the commands against mixing different things in Deuteronomy 22:9–11?

Why would God’s law command a woman who is not a virgin on her wedding night to be stoned to death?

Why does the Bible speak against wearing clothing made of different types of fabric?

How accurate was the virginity test mentioned in Deuteronomy 22?

Does Deuteronomy 22:28-29 command a rape victim to marry her rapist?

What does Deuteronomy 24 teach about divorce?

What is a levirate marriage?

What are the blessings God promised Israel for obedience?

What are the curses God promised Israel for disobedience?

What does it mean that you are the head and not the tail in Deuteronomy 28:13?

What does “I set before you life and death” mean in Deuteronomy 30:19?

How are idols connected to demons (Deuteronomy 32:16-17)?

What did the Israelites do during a mourning period (Deuteronomy 34:8)?

What is the Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:1–43)?

Why are the circumstances of the death of Moses so mysterious?

How did Moses write Deuteronomy if it records his death?

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