Bible Courses: DEUTERONOMY Reading Guide
© Rabbi David L. Kline http://good-to-be-a-jew.blogspot.com/
DEUTERONOMY, Reading Guide
* Because you were a slave in Egypt
1 Time, place. Journey: Chorev to Promised Land. Tribal leaders. Wilderness. 12 spies (Num 13).
2 Brotherly Edomite, Moabite, Amonite settlers. 40 years. Sichon/Emorites (Num 21:21).
3 Og (Num 21:33; 32:41). Geography: Reuven, Gad, M’nashe. Joshua. No to Moses’ prayer.
4 LAWS AND ORDINANCES Don’t add …. or delete :6 shows that Israel is great, wise, understanding, and Godly :15-24 theology :25 Idolatry leads to punishment by annihilation :41 cities of refuge :44 This is the Torah. . .
5 THE TEN* at Horev (Ctr Exodus 20, 34) Revelation terrifies most people.
6 Sh’ma, Thou shalt love. . . Thank God for dispossessing the natives. היינו עבדים*
7 Destroy the 7 indigenous nations, no intermarriage, no deals They’ll teach you idolatry
:6 Israel is chosen and special to Yahh – patriarchs :9 God faithful and consistent
:12 Retribution :17 Divine protection against enemy nations: obligation :25 Pagan shrines a trap
8 Wandering was a test and learning experience (ctr Num 14:26-38) :7 Thank Yahh for good land :19 idolatry results from forgetting
9 Don’t think you are virtuous; promise to patriarchs, :6 Stiff necked people; molten calf :26 Moses wins argument with God (cf Ex 32:7-14, see comparison columns doc)
10 Tablets in box :8 Levites :12 see Micah 6:8 :17 Yahh is chief God, and looks out for underdog
11 Teach your children history! :10 this land depends on Yahh for rain :26 blessing and curse
12 Single sanctuary! Offerings and their rules :29 avoid syncretism
13 False prophet:17-19 Idolatrous family or city, cherem/obliteration
14 Yahh’s children: dietary restrictions :22 Food tithes to be consumed at sanctuary
15 Treatment of the poor* sabbatical for loans :12 Hebrew slave :19 eat animal firstborn at santuary
16 3 sanctuary Festivals*. :18 courts Justice, justice shall ye pursue תרדוף צדק צדק :21 idolatry
17 Stone an idolater :8 high court at sanctuary :14 proper monarchy
18 Levitical priests :9 pagan diviner replaced by PROPHET :16 revelation hazardous :19 authoritative
19 3 cities of refuge for manslaughter :11 vengeance for murder :15 witnesses :21 lex talionis
20 War prep :10 negotiate/battle :17 cherem for indigenous peoples :19 save the trees
21 Found corpse :11 female captive :15 polygyny and inheritance :18 rebellious son. :22 execution
22 Treatment of animals, cross dressing, bird and chicks, building safety, mixed seeds, plowing, linsey-woolsey, tassels, bride slander, if true, adultery, premarital sex
23 Father’s privates, eunuch, mamzer, Amonite, Moabite (Bil’am), ctr. Edomites, Egyptians. military purity. runaway slave, prostitution, usury, oaths, pick a picnic
24 Divorce, bridegroom exempt from army, pawning, kidnapping, leprosy, lending, labor law, individual guilt, the powerless*, gleaning*
25 Court, corporal punishment, kindness to animal :5 levirate marriage :11 agressive woman, just weights and measures :29 Remember Amalek (and annihilate)
26 Thanksgiving ritual: recite history :12 tithe prayer :16 mutual affirmation -- the people and Yahh
27 Torah monument, worship/ratification at Ebal :15 amen curses: idolatry, dishonor parents, boundaries, straying the blind, injustice to powerless, incest(x3), bestiality, murder, contract killing, disregard of Torah
28 (Cf Lev 26) Rewards :15 punishments (:58 words of Torah written in this book) (:69 words of covenant)
29 Understand history :9 Stand and enter Covenant :21 warning about future idolatry
30 Repentence :11 mitsvah at hand. :15 Choose life: love and obey Yahh vs. idolatry :20 your life, length
31 Moses’ advice :7 to Joshua :9 Torah written, public reading :18 idolatry warning, rebellious tendencies
32 Hear, sky, earth: poetic theology :7 history, wilderness, rejection, stupidity :48 the view from Mt. Nebo
33 This is the blessing, Yahh of the mountains :7 poetic list of ll tribes :26 Israel lucky to have such a God
34 One last look, then Moses dies at 120 :10 never again a prophet as great as Moses