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#2018BibleRBR - Deuteronomy

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In my bible I get this in the opening of the book of Deuteronomy:
The word Deuteronomy means "second law" in Greek. ... Deuteronomy is a "second law" adapted to the new situation of a people that needs to be reminded of it's Covenant with God.
So this book is a review of the original laws and the changes that need to be made with the changes in the lives of the people now that they are reaching the promise land and they are a generation(s) out from leaving Egypt.

In the rules of teaching, the bible is a whole example of repetition, repetition, repetition. The writers really want the readers to learn the rules/morals/laws/teachings. The last three books have pretty much said the same thing over and over again.

Historical Review and Exhortation (1-4,43)
Moses is recapping everything since they've left Egypt.

God and His Covenant (4,44-11)
Reviewal of the Ten Commandments

Exposition of the Law (12-26)
New laws as they settle in the Land. My bible states this is the most important section of this book.  Again it's pretty much just a list of rules.

The part that does stick out is 24,6-25,4 this section is titled Justice, Equity, and Charity. It's so sad to read this section and see how badly we've failed to keep these laws.
When you reap the harvest in your field and overlook a sheaf there, you shall not go back to get it;...When you knock down the fruit of your olive trees, you hsall not go over the branches a second time;...When you pick your grapes, you shall not go over the vineyard a second time; let what remains be fore tha lien, the orphan and the window. For remember that you were once slaves in Egypt/ that is why I command you to observe this rule. (24,19-22)
Hmmm...

Final Words of Moses (27-34)
Moses's last will and testament.

The man lets 's loose with twelve curses.  I honestly never remember learning about this and they good! Basically, he tells them if you do any of these 12 things you will be cursed.

Then the interesting thing here is it seems that they pulled from this section for the Hail Mary. Or Luke was inspired by it and they pulled the Hail Mary from Luke.

So I wrote this last week, never finished it and I'm behind in my posting, but pretty much on target with my reading. I have no idea where I was going with this post.

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