Questions tagged [deuteronomy]

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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Why so many varied translations of Deuteronomy 33:2?

Deuteronomy 33:2 KJV 2 And he said, The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a ...
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Which is the correct translation of Deuteronomy 33:6?

יְחִי רְאוּבֵן, וְאַל-יָמֹת; וִיהִי מְתָיו, מִסְפָּר. {ס} Deuteronomy 33:6 KJV 6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few Deuteronomy 33:6 ESV “Let Reuben live, and not die, but ...
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Deuteronomy 32:27 Why would God fear these new gods?

Deuteronomy 32 16They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. 17They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that ...
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How does a piece of cloth prove or disprove a woman's virginity? [duplicate]

Deuteronomy 22 13 Suppose a man marries a woman, has relations with her, and comes to hate her, 14 and he then accuses her of shameful conduct and gives her a bad name, saying, “I married this woman ...
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How does Moses guarantee that where Caleb has set his feet on will eventually become part of the territory of Judah?

Numbers 13:6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb son of Jephunneh; Deuteronomy 1:36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, ...
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Is having sex with a wife the same as humiliating her?

Deuteronomy 21 10 “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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Deuteronomy 21:3 Who is supposed to finance the heifer?

Deuteronomy 21 1If one is found slain, lying in a field in the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him, 2your elders and judges must come out and ...
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If David was only the ninth generation after a bastard ancestor, how was he allowed to enter the Assembly of the LORD? [duplicate]

In the last verses of Genesis 38, Judah has a bastard son with Tamar, named Perez, and according to Matthew 1, David is the ninth generation after Perez. But according to Deuteronomy 23:2, if someone ...
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Deuteronomy 1:7 Resume your journey and go to ... the Judean foothills?

Christian Standard Bible, Deuteronomy 1:7 Resume your journey and go to the hill country of the Amorites and their neighbors in the Arabah, the hill country, the Judean foothills, the Negev and the ...
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Moses sums up: "Your eyes have seen all that the Lord did in Egypt". Had the eyewitnesses not died until then as God had ruled (Deut 1: 35)?

As the Israelites did not trust God's conduct, God ruled none of them would enter the promised land. Only their children would. (Deut. 1: 34-36) Deut. 2: 14-16 confirms the outcome. From Deut. 5 on, ...
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Did Jesus set aside Deuteronomy 24:1 and replace it with Matthew 19:9 on the issue of certificate of divorce?

NIV Deuteronomy 24: 1 If a man marries a woman, but she becomes displeasing to him because he finds some indecency in her, he may write her a certificate of divorce, hand it to her, and send her away ...
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Does a man having a vasectomy mean i cant go to heaven? [closed]

Deuteronomy 23:1 says He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the lord. Does this mean if I, as a man, have had a vasectomy will ...
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How do you reconcile Deuteronomy 24:16 and Numbers 14:18?

Deuteronomy 24:16 Parents are not to be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their parents; each will die for their own sin. Numbers 14:18 The LORD is slow to anger, ...
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When did Jesus the Nazarene as King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37) fulfill the requirement for Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael from Deuteronomy 17:18?

If Deuteronomy 17:18 was the Law required for all Melakim (Kings) of Yisrael stating: "When he is seated on his royal throne, he shall have a copy of this Torah written for him on a scroll by the ...
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Why was Israel accused of "evil" by seeking a king (1 Samuel 12, cf. Deu. 17:14-15)?

In the Book of 1st Samuel, Israel looks to Samuel to ask God for a king: 1 Samuel 8:4-7: "Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; 5and they said to him, '...
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Why did God punish Cain and Onan so differently?

Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4 and punished: 10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground. 11Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground,...
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Why will it be detestable to re-marry his ex-wife?

Deuteronomy 24 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from ...
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Why did God command the Israelites to drive out and kill different nations in Deuteronomy 7

1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the ...
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Were Perez and Zerah legitimate children of Judah?

“His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ The circumstances surrounding Tamar on the one hand appear to indicate the children were ...
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Why did God command the Israelites to leave nothing alive that breathes in Deuteronomy 20:16-18?

I was reading through the scriptures yesterday and I came across Deuteronomy 20:16-18, where God commands the Israelites to leave nothing that breaths alive, the entire verse says and I quote: But of ...
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Is wealth no longer a sign of a covenant? [closed]

The Old Covenant, entered into with the physical bloodline children of Israel, makes this remark, as a sign that validated the covenant “You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives ...
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How should Christians approach or view the ethnics and morality of the Old Testament? [closed]

The Old Testament is undoubtedly fundamentally different to the new especially when it comes to the nature of God, in the Old Testament God orders the murder of men, of women and of children but in ...
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Why would any Israelite lend anything to any Israelite near the end of the 7th year?

Deuteronomy 15:1 At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require ...
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In the suspected case of an unfaithful wife (Numbers 5:11-31) why is the husband not punished?

In the suspected case of unfaithful wife 'the husband is said to be innocent' even after the wife have been proved to be innocent after under going the test. Numbers 5:11-15 NIV 11 Then the Lord said ...
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Moses _commanding_ divorce

Pharisees said that Moses commanded divorce and implied for any reason. Were they misrepresenting Deuteronomy 24:1 (which says “if,” not “do”) or are there one or more other passages where Moses ...
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Could Deuteronomy 28:15-68 be symbolically referencing the Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70)?

The passages from Deuteronomy 28 are especially hard to read. While Israel often experienced great hardship and judgment as they fell away from God, many of the passages in this chapter seem to be ...
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Deuteronomy 8:2 didn't God already know what was in the hearts of the Israelites

Deuteronomy 8:2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep ...
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Romans 7:9 ~ Why does Paul say the commandments were supposed to bring life but brought death

This question is on the premise that Paul is talking about Sinai Law as he refers to Adultery and Coveting. If not I will delete this question. Out of the 10 commandments only 3 are positive that we ...
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Why did the angel tell Hagar to return to her mistress after being illtreated in Genesis 16?

After being mistreated by her mistress Sarah the slave woman Hagar escapes to Beer-lahai roi which is between Kadesh and Bered Genessis 16:6 NASB 6 But Abram said to Sarai, “Look, your slave woman is ...
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Why were the innocent destroyed together with the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24?

Genesis 19:24 NIV 24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those ...
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Did the Israelites not outgrow their clothes in the forty year wanderings?

It is said according to Deuteronomy the Israelites wondered in the wilderness for forty years without their clothing and sandals wearing out. Deuteronomy 29:5 NASB 5 And I have led you in the ...
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Could the "Echad" of Eloheinu ever become less than "Echad" like man & woman in [Genesis 2:24, Mark 12:25]? [closed]

When "Echad" is associated with the act of marriage in [Genesis 2:24], the אִ֔ישׁ Ish | "man" binds to אִשָּׁ֔ה Ishah | "woman" creating momentarily אֶחָֽד "Echad&...
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What is a charmer in Deuteronomy 18:11?

Deuteronomy 18:11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, What is a charmer in Deuteronomy 18:11?
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 20:19 with 2 Kings 3:19?

Deuteronomy 20:19 When you lay siege to a city for a long time, fighting against it to capture it, do not destroy its trees by putting an ax to them, because you can eat their fruit. Do not cut them ...
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One Lord or two Lords? Deuteronomy 6:4-5 vs Psalms 110:1

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (ESV): 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Psalms 110:1 (...
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Why does Deuteronomy 24:10 say you shall not enter the house to take a pledge?

Deuteronomy 24:10 NASB 10 “When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the person to whom you are making the loan ...
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What is the reason behind the variations of quoting Deut 6:5 in Matt 22:37, Mark 12:30, and Luke 10:27? [duplicate]

In Deut 6:5 we read (ESV): You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. But in Matt 22:37 we read (ESV): And he said to him, “You shall love ...
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Did Hannah sin and violate Deuteronomy 12:11?

1 Samuel 1:21 When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, 22Hannah did not go. She said to her husband, “After the boy is ...
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Deuteronomy 4:19 – Did Yahveh ordain the worship of the heavenly bodies by the nations?

In Deut. 4:19, it is written, 19 When you look up to the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars - the whole heavenly creation - you must not be seduced to worship and serve them, for the LORD your God ...
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Deuteronomy 34:10

Deut 34:10 - Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face (NASB) Is the Hebrew in Deuteronomy 34:10 future tense? Meaning Jesus can’t be the prophet like ...
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Did God want Samson to violate a statute of Moses?

Moses commanded the Israelites not to marry a gentile in Deuteronomy 7: 3 Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, God wanted ...
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Why did God bless Abraham's marriage with Sarah if she was his sister and incestuous relationships are categorically prohibited in Scripture?

Abraham married his sister: 11 Abraham said, “I did it because I thought, ‘There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.’ 12 Besides, she is indeed my sister,...
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Deuteronomy 32:14 "fattened lambs" or "fat of lambs"?

Deuteronomy 32:14 New International Version with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the ...
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How could a woman born without a hymen prove her virginity in Deuteronomy 22?

Deuteronomy 22:20 If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, 21she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall ...
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Did Jacob tithe regularly? [closed]

Genesis 28:20Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear 21so that I return safely to my ...
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Did Moses blame the people for his not being able to enter the promised land?

According to Moses: English Standard Version Deuteronomy 1:37 Even with me [Moses] the LORD was angry on your account and said, ‘You also shall not go in there. According to God: Numbers 20:12 But ...
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In Deuteronomy 33:12, which temple is being referenced?

In Deuteronomy 33:12 (NASB) Of Benjamin he said, “May the beloved of the Lord live in security beside Him Who shields him all the day long, And he lives between His shoulders.” As NigelJ points out ...
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Is Hoshea the same as Joshua?

In Deuteronomy 32:44 (KJV) And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun. Is Hoshea the same as Joshua?
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Some translations have a longer version

In Deuteronomy 32:43 (NASB) Rejoice, you nations, with His people; For He will avenge the blood of His servants, And will return vengeance on His adversaries, And will atone for His land and His ...
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they are a nation destitute of counsel

In Deuteronomy 32:28 (NASB) For they are a nation destitute of counsel, And there is no understanding in them. Is the word "they" referring to the israelites, their opponents or both?

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