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The fifth book of the bible and the conclusion of the Torah (five books of Moses). Consists primarily of Moses's final instructions to Israel at the end of the 40 years in the desert. Ends with Moses's death.

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The meaning and fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:68

What is the meaning and the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:68? Is it truth that this is related to black slaves to America? Deut 28:68 - The LORD will return you to Egypt in ships by a route that I ...
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A rule of prophecy: Deutoronomy 18:22

Can we derive a rule of prophecy from this verse? Surely there must be a time frame within the waiting period of prophecy, If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or ...
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What happened when the spies were sent out to Canaan?

In Deuteronomy 1:22 it says: But all of you came to me and said, ‘Let’s send some men to look at the land first. They can spy out the land and come back and tell us the way we should go and which ...
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What was the number of Israelites that left Eygpt?

In Numbers 1, a census is recorded with the number of people being 603,550. A second census recorded in Numbers 26(after the 40 year period)with the number of people being 601,730. This was only the ...
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Reconciling Deut 7:1-4 "you shall not intermarry with them" & Judges 14:4 God enticing Samson to intermarry with Philistine woman from Timnah

Deuteronomy 7:1-4 New American Standard Bible 1995 Warnings 7 “When the Lord your God brings you into the land where you are entering to possess it, and clears away many nations before you, the ...
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Why seriously different translations of Deuteronomy 20:19?

I notice Deuteronomy 20:19 has quite a few different translations. An underlying reason is given in Why so many different translations of Deuteronomy 32:8? as differences in Masoretic and Septuagint ...
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Why so much killing [closed]

How did God justify taking over others lands and killing all of other tribes in the process?! (Numbers, Deuteronomy)
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Which prophet talked with God face to face

Jewish understanding of Deut. 18:18 is that the prophet like Moses is Joshua. Deut. 34:10 says to be like Moses means that the prophet would talk with God face to face. Did Joshua talk with God like ...
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No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord.... even to the 10th generation. Deut, 23:2 NASB. Really? [closed]

Were not some of Jacob's sons illegitimate?
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To those who believe Deut 22:28-29 is not about rape, what is the punishment for rape of an unbetrothed woman?

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (NKJV): If a man finds a young woman who is a virgin, who is not betrothed, and he seizes her and lies with her, and they are found out, then the man who lay with her shall give ...
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Deut, 12:23,NASB - "Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life (soul/spirit)". Are "blood transfusions" a form of eating? [closed]

We know that in the time of Moses, abstaining from "eating" the blood of animal sacrifices was required by the Israelites - in order that it may go well with them and their sons after them - ...
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Explanation of Sabbath please!

In Genisis YHWH rests on the sabbath grammatically and historically; does the Hebrew term, "sabbath" refer to rest in general, by a deity, or does it refer to rest on a designated day, the ...
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What gods did the Amorites worship?

1 Kings 21:26 He became completely abominable by going after idols, just as the Amorites had done, whom the Lord drove out of the Israelites’ way. When studying the different people groups in ...
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Deut 34: "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:" Was this prophetic or just a coincidence?

It seems that Moses died at exactly 120 years old or at least in his 120th year, according to Deut 34:7: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his ...
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Deuteronomy 18:15 "from among your midst, from your brothers"

This is a follow-up to a comment at Ancient Bible Hebrew Deuteronomy 18:15. In the phrase מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ the second word מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ is an apposition, so both words have the same referent. ...
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Ancient Bible Hebrew Deuteronomy 18:15

In Deuteronomy 18:15 when Moses is talking to the Israelites about the prophet to come, he says: נָבִ֨יא מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ כָּמֹ֔נִי יָקִ֥ים לְךָ֖ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ אֵלָ֖יו תִּשְׁמָעֽוּן׃ I ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

In Ezekiel 18:2, Ezekiel conveys a message from God to the people of Israel. Why do you quote this proverb concerning the land of Israel: ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

Deut, 17:17a, specifically says:- "Neither shall he (the king) multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away" It seems that David was able to get away with almost anything when it ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

Paul makes an allegorical interpretation of Mosaic law of Deuteronomy 25:4: 1 Corinthians 9: 8-10 NIV 8 Do I say this merely on human authority? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9 For it is ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

In Deuteronomy 13 the warning is sometimes a prophet prophecies come true but then he teaches worshipping false gods so that makes him a false prophet even if his prophecy or miracles come true but ...
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Why in many cases, the translation inverts the future with the past (for example in Deuteronomy 34)?

I perceived during the reading of this week's Torah parashah (Deutornomy/Devariam 34:6) that the verb in יִּקְבֹּ֨ר is in the future: וַיִּקְבֹּ֨ר אֹת֤וֹ בַגַּי֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מוֹאָ֔ב מ֖וּל בֵּ֣ית ...
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Does the passage from Deuteronomy 17:5-7 regarding idolatry also establish legal principles for other cases?

Does the passage from Deuteronomy 17:5-7 regarding idolatry also establish legal principles for other cases, such as the adulterous woman mentioned in the New Testament John 8:5? Deuteronomy 17:5-7 ...
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Fieldstone on Ebal Altar

I was wondering if the fieldstone found on the Altar on Mt. Ebal has any other names or a proper name, or what its composition might be of? If anyone knows? I am assuming what is fieldstone in Kansas ...
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When was Deuteronomy chapters 26-29 probably written and why? [closed]

When was Deuteronomy chapters 26-29 probably written, and why?
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Does Deuteronomy 25:5 Permit Polygamy?

In the verse it states If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, ...
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Do these passages Dt. 12 , Jer. 7 and Judges 11 hint that human sacrifice was offered to the LORD more often than we like to think?

We ordinarily think of human sacrifice in the Bible as being offered to Baal, Moloch, Chemosh or other Canaanite deities. But in the following verses we have a) a warning not to worship God in a ...
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Why is there no death penalty for the man in Leviticus 19:20-22?

Verse: (NLT)”If a man has sex with a slave girl whose freedom has never been purchased but who is committed to become another man’s wife, he must pay full compensation to her master. But since she is ...
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How should עִנִּיתָֽהּ be understood? (Dt. 21:10-14)

Dt. 21:10-14: (NLT) “Suppose you go out to war against your enemies and the Lord your God hands them over to you, and you take some of them as captives. 11 And suppose you see among the captives a ...
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What is the meaning of placing a sign on the chest?

A priest wears on his chest a breastplate, and inscribed on it are the precious gemstones of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the visions of John called the book of revelation one wears on his chest ...
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Is the monarchy part of God's plan?

There seems to be a difference in attitude towards the monarchy in 1 Samuel and the earlier books of the Old Testament. This can seen in the Book of Deutoronomy and Judges. The final book of the ...
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Does Deuteronomy 33:19 show that sacrifices were allowed outside of the place of the Tabernacle?

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. 19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for ...
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Does offering a firstborn male child to God strip him of the sovereignty and thus inheritance of land?

My question refers to the totality of biblical domain as I suspect this rule/law was in effect even before Abraham. If it indeed existed it would be a corollary of to the rule of the first born ...
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Why are women and children viewed as plunder in Deuteronomy 20:14?

Deuteronomy 20 is about how Israel should wage war against nations that are far from them (excluding Canaan) However, I am having trouble understanding why verse 14 views women and children as plunder,...
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Does the Bible condone rape in Deuteronomy 22: 29? [duplicate]

Atheists says the word for "seized" (her) have a violent conotation, since this is the one that is used in scripture, is that true? 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the ...
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Is a plural nature of God the best explanation for the use of el, ĕlôha, and ĕlōhîm in Deuteronomy?

The vocabulary of Deuteronomy identifies God using three different words: el, ĕlôha, and ĕlōhîm. el and ĕlôha are singular; ĕlōhîm is plural. There are even passages where two different words are used ...
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Deuteronomy 12:15 "In all thy gates"

"Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates" We know that this got rid of the restriction of slaughtering animals only in front of the temple, but what about the "...
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Did the Israelites go through Edom and Moab or around?

Judg 11 portrays the Israelites going around Edom and Moab: 17 Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Let us pass, we pray, through your land’; but the king of Edom would not ...
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What does the commandment refer to?

10 “if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him with your whole mind and being. 11 “This commandment I am ...
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How do we reconcile Deuteronomy 22:5 with John 7:24? [closed]

“A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭22‬:‭5‬ ‭NKJV Vs “Do ...
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Do the ten commandments cascade from the greatest to the least in Exodus 20:1-17?

In Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 the commandments are listed in a more or less similar way.Was thinking whether there are listed this way so as to potray a cascading pattern from the greatest ...
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Apparently a DOUBLE contradiction: Can this be explained?

First, God Himself provided the rules by which a Nazarite vow should be fulfilled. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or ...
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Foot massage - is The Message right on Deut. 33:24; John 11:2; 12:3?

In the Message, some of the verses that normally describe foot washing are described as a foot massage (emphasis added): "Asher, best blessed of the sons! May he be the favorite of his brothers, ...
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Does the Hebrew of Deuteronomy 31:2 indicate that Moses’ date of death was exactly the same as his date of birth, 120 years later?

A recent answer to an old question of mine said that Deuteronomy 31:2 showed what is called ‘the integral age of the prophets’. I had never heard of this before, so all I can do is give the link, and ...
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Was there something significant about choosing the tribes in Deuteronomy 27:12-13?

Deuteronomy 27:12-13 KJV 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 And these ...
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What is the inference in the reference to "knowledge of good and evil" in Deut. 1:39 and its use in Genesis?

Deut 1:39 states, "...and your children, who today have no knowledge of good and evil..." I've read through all of the previous questions on this site concerning this passage and they all ...
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How was Philip's testimony established in Samaria, Acts 8:5-6?

Acts 8:5-6 NASB Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming the [d]Christ to them. 6 The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what was being said by Philip, as they heard ...
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Deuteronomy 4:15 - No form, not male nor female

“When the Lord spoke to you from the fire on Mount Sinai, you did not see any form. For your own good, then, make certain that you do not sin by making for yourselves an idol in any form at all—...
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The meaning of Deuteronomy 28:43 and its fulfillment

43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt ...
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Are the Ten Commandments directed toward a masculine audience?

This may be a semi-niche question, but I recently came across the HuffPost article "The Marginalization of Women: A Biblical Value We Don't Like to Talk About" which makes a polemic argument ...
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In case of an unsolved murder in Deuteronomy 21:3-4 why was the heifer taken to an unplowed or unsown valley?

Deuteronomy 21:3 And it shall be that the city which is nearest to the person killed, that is, that the elders of that city shall take a heifer of the herd that has not been worked [b]and has not ...
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