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Deuteronomy

(do͞otərŏn`əmē), book of the Bible, literally meaning "second law," last of the five books (the Pentateuch or Torah) ascribed by tradition to Moses. Deuteronomy purports to be the final words of Moses to the people of Israel on the eve of their crossing the Jordan to take possession of Canaan. Moses rehearses the law received at Sinai 40 years previously, reapplying it to the new generation who accept its claim on them at a ceremony of ratification recorded in the Book of Joshua. The history of Israel found in Joshua and Second Kings is written from the Deuteronomic point of view, and is often called the "Deuteronomic history." Deuteronomy functions as the introduction to this historical work and provides the guiding principles on which Israel's historical traditions are assessed. The bulk of the book is the record of three speeches of Moses, and may be outlined as follows: first, the introductory discourse reviewing the history of Israel since the exodus from Egypt; second, an address of Moses to the people, beginning with general principles of morality and then continuing with particulars of legislation, including a repetition of the Ten Commandments, and a concluding exhortation in which Moses again appeals to the people to renew the covenant; third, a charter of narrative in which Moses nominates Joshua as his successor and delivers the book of the Law to the Levites; fourth, the Song of Moses; fifth, the blessing of Israel by Moses; and sixth, the death of Moses. The legislation is oriented toward life in the Promised Land, with the eventual foundation of a single lawful sanctuary.

Bibliography

See A. D. H. Mayes, Deuteronomy (1979); M. Noth, The Deuteronomistic History (1981); P. D. Miller, Deuteronomy (1990). See also bibliography under Old TestamentOld Testament,
Christian name for the Hebrew Bible, which serves as the first division of the Christian Bible (see New Testament). The designations "Old" and "New" seem to have been adopted after c.A.D.
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(3.) All biblical citations are from the book of Deuteronomy unless otherwise stated and are taken from the English Standard Version (Wheaton: Crossway Bibles, 2001).
The author's choice of Deuteronomy as a sample of scribal culture is dependent on the 1889 work of Karl Marti, who identified the torat yhwh attributed to the "deceitful pen of the scribes," in Jeremiah 8:8, as the book of Deuteronomy. Van der Toorn explains, "In view of the obvious connection between Deuteronomy and the 'book of the Teaching,' underlying the religious reform carried out by King Josiah in 622, it makes sense to think that it was indeed an early edition of Deuteronomy that provoked Jeremiah's criticism.
As former co-ordinators of the Marriage Preparation Programme, my husband and I were instructed, by our parish priest, to present priests who would not hesitate to showpiece both the blessing and the curse spoken by Moses in the Book of Deuteronomy. Furthermore we were both requested to personally devote a lengthy workshop to Preparation for Parenthood and the Sanctity of Human Life.
The Torah (the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy) talks about responsibility.
Firstly, like Genesis, the Book of Deuteronomy had a disappointing tendency to contain poorly constructed sentences which began with conjunctions or, at best, prepositions.
The Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth book of Moses, Chapter XX111, verses 12 and 13 strikes a chord with thisa"Thou shalt have a place also without camp and it shall be, when wilt ease thyself abroad, though shalt dig therewith, and cover that which cometh from thee."
In the book of Deuteronomy, Moses is speaking to the people of Israel just before they cross over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, just before they really become a nation.
Chapter 23 of the book of Deuteronomy records an assortment of laws and one of these laws (23:25, 26) is: When you enter your neighbor's vineyard you may eat grapes freely until you are satisfied but into your container you shall not put them.
The various words for statutes, commandments, etc., are cliches for the law in the book of Deuteronomy, and it is that book which is apparently referred to in v.
David told police the plate referred to the book of Deuteronomy, chapter eight, verse 18, which warns God is the only source of power.
The Book of Deuteronomy is a document of religious and political independence.
Judges 2 as a whole is informed by the covenantal explanations for success and defeat that we identify with Deuteronomistic authors, the formulaic phrases that now frame many of the tales of the judges, and the language and worldview that is at home in the Book of Deuteronomy itself.