Deuteronomy 29–30 Israel makes a covenant with the Lord. The Deuteronomy covenant has come after the Church has experienced its 40-Jubilees in the wilderness. The main difference is that Caleb and Joshua were looking at a mere 40 years in the wilderness. 17:18 says. In this dispensation, Moses also appeared as a resurrected being (followed by Elias and then Elijah) in the Kirtland Temple and conferred priesthood keys upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery (see D&C 110:11–16). But the story of Caleb and Joshua shows that the overcomers must await the fullness of time when the body reaches its fullness. The priests were also there to instruct him in its meaning and application, as well as to check his work to be sure that it was “letter perfect.”. Moses “came to the Mount of Transfiguration and bestowed keys of the priesthood upon Peter, James, and John (Matt. On January 3, 2012 By Nathan Hall In Uncategorized [From the ESV Study Bible introduction to Deuteronomy p. One of the most notable features of the book of Deuteronomy is the frequency with which it is quoted in other scripture. Prophetically speaking, the second covenant represented and foreshadowed the New Covenant. It is the last of the books that we classify as Law. More importantly, we are now situated at the brink of the Jordan River, ready to enter the next developmental phase of the Kingdom. Hence they fought many battles before Jericho. Help God's Kingdom reach and teach. . 0000024195 00000 n 0000002135 00000 n Would you like to donate to God's Kingdom Ministries to keep the teaching going? It is likely that God led Israel to that particular spot as a prophetic sign of that event. When he read the law, he called for national repentance and reformation, but it was too late to avert judgment. 66 0 obj Deuteronomy 1–4 Moses recounts significant events from the Israelites’ previous 40 years, including the covenant the Lord made with them at Horeb, or Mount Sinai. 26 King Solomon also built a fleet of ships in Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of Yam Suph, in the land of Edom. 2 It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea. However, ten spies gave an evil report, and the people believed them rather than the good report of Caleb and Joshua (Num. The scribe giving this introduction then leads into Moses’ speech by telling us in verse 5. Deuteronomy is quoted 83 times. 0000003461 00000 n These two laws were the same, but the second was not broken. However, their refusal to hear limited their revelation until the time of Christ and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. x��V]o5mS�[�� �[J� ���"�xi����"*U Moses had taken Israel to the very place where he had tended sheep for Jethro, his father-in-law, who was also the priest of Midian (Ex. Introduction to Deuteronomy. In later years Midian and eastward was known as Arabia. For that reason, the overcomers of past generations could not live to see the end of the wilderness. <> He reminds them that they are to be a holy and chosen people of the Lord. The Pentateuch, the name by which the first five books of theBible are designated, is derived from two Greek words, pente, "five," andteuchos, a "volume," thus signifying the fivefold volume. 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, by carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes, 20 that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or to the left; in order that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel. >> Many years after the Exodus, Solomon built a fleet of ships at Yam Suph. He warns Israel against having kings but then provides instructions for them in case they decide to have a king despite his counsel. When the scriptures speak of “Moses Scholars call these books the Pentateuch, and the Jews refer to them as the books of Moses, or simply Moses. Moses is the author of Deuteronomy. I. The small “Sea of Reeds” near Goshen was north of the Gulf of Suez, while Edom extended north from the Gulf of Aqaba. 65 0 obj Those, however, were broken in Exodus 32:19, and so God then gave Moses a second set of tablets containing the same law (Exodus 34:1). Introduction: Deuteronomy is the fifth book in our Old Testament. All of them would have liked to receive the inheritance as individuals. <> Deuteronomy 12–17 Moses instructs the people to destroy the false gods of the Canaanites and to remain a separate people, free from worldly practices and influences. A. Moses was also a prototype of the Messiah, Jesus Christ (see Deuteronomy 18:15–19). It was obvious that he had never seen a copy of the law and certainly had not obeyed the instruction to write his own copy. But Moses took Israel to the same mount where he had seen the burning bush. He encourages the Israelites to remember their debt to the Lord by offering the firstfruits of the land of Canaan, paying tithing, and keeping their covenants. Deut. %%EOF B. I believe that this New Covenant revelation would have been well known had the Israelites been willing to hear God’s voice at Sinai. All Rights Reserved. It is certain that David followed this instruction to write out his own copy of the law, because he obviously understood it and had great appreciation for it. The Church under Pentecost also broke the law under Part One of the New Covenant, but the overcomers at the end of the age of wilderness wandering will have the law written upon their hearts and will receive the inheritance of the Promised Land. It's name in the Hebrew Bible is "These are the words", meaning "These are the words of YHWH, the Lord". © 2020 God's Kingdom Ministries. 17:3–4; Mark 9:4–9; Luke 9:30; D&C 63:21; HC 3:387). All he could do was postpone it until after his own death (2 Kings 22:14-20). Discover the basics of the book of Deuteronomy with the ESV Study Bible from Crossway, video from The Bible Project, audio from Mark Dever, and more. There have been many overcomers throughout Church history, who are comparable to Caleb and Joshua in the days of Moses. There is a small “Sea of Reeds” not far from Goshen, where some insist that Israel crossed the Red Sea. A fuller account of these battles is given later in Moses’ first speech, so we will not comment upon this now. About the year 500 A.D. Mount Horeb was thought incorrectly to be located in the Sinai Peninsula. It is our hope that those who are called to various levels of spiritual authority will follow Moses’ admonition and study each word. 14:34). But this was still part of Egypt, not Midian, for Egypt’s territory extended to the Gulf of Aqaba. The water at the point of the Sinai peninsula—the end of Egyptian territory—was a very great and deep body of water, the Red Sea.