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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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What is the verbal difference between 'dwelt in the bush' and 'dwelleth the cherubim'?

The Hebrew verb occurring in Deuteronomy 33:16 : And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush ... [KJV] is yoshev. The Hebrew ...
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Was it only the cases involving a death sentence that required two or three witnesses in Numbers 35 and deutoronomy 17?

Numbers 35 NASB [30]'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Deuteronomy 17:...
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In Deutoronomy 21 was atonement made for the city closest to the murder or the whole Israel nation?

After a man is found murdered the elders of the closest city to where the body was found are said to be the one that made atonement Deuteronomy 21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Expiation of a ...
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What was the significance of witnesses being the first to act against the offender in Deutoronomy 17:7?

Deuteronomy 17:6-7 [6]On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. [7]The hand of the ...
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Is the foreigner/ Gentile absolved from the law pertaining to 'unclean animals' in Deutoronomy 14:21?

Deuteronomy 14 NASB [21]"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a ...
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What is the antecedent of 'them' in Deutoronomy 3:4-6?

Deutoronomy 3:4-6 NASB 4 We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5 All ...
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What does mean 'dahm' in Deuteronomy 32:14?

Here the text: Butter of cattle, and cholov tzon, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with chittah (wheat) as fat as kidneys; and thou didst drink the pure dahm of the ...
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What does the“unclean and clean” refer to in Deutoronomy 12:15?

Deutoronomy 12:15 NASB 15 “However, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, [g]whatever you desire, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you; the ...
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At what three times were Israelites required to make a pilgrimage to the tabernacle?

If I understand the passages correctly, Exodus 23:14-17 lists the feast of unleavened bread, feast of firstfruits, and feast of ingathering (presumably booths). Exodus 34:22-24, however, lists the ...
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Were the innocent spared in Deuteronomy 13:15?

Deuteronomy 13:15: You shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword. Some scholars interpret ...
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How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema?

How does the right hand and forehead for the mark of the beast correlate to the hand and forehead for the Shema? Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, ...
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Per Acts 3:19, to whom or to what does Peter say to “return”?

Acts 3:19 (ESV) 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out... According to Dr. Charles P. Bayliss of Dallas Theological Seminary in an article published in the ...
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Why is the 5th book of the Bible called Deuteronomy?

Given that the meaning of the Greek word "deuteronomos" is 'secondary' it is expected that the name should be given to the 2nd book rather than the 5th: so why is the 5th book of the Bible called ...
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How does Hebrews 12:21 quote Deutoronomy 9:19?

In the NKJV there are footnotes which indicate that Hebrews 12:21 is a quote from Deutoronomy 9:19 but there seem to be some differences there. Hebrews 12:18-21 NKJV. 18 For you have not come [g]...
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Which land were the Ammonites demanding in Judges 11:13?:

After besieging Gilead the Ammonites demanded their land which they claimed the Israelis took from them during their exodus from Egypt to Canaan. Judges 11:4-13 KJV 4 And it came to pass in ...
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Did Israel attack Sihon before or after they had passed Moab?

In the book of Deuteronomy it seems they attacked Sihon after leaving Moab,since they sent the message to him when they were at Moab. Deuteronomy 2:29 NASB 29 as the sons of Esau did for us in ...
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If the Exodus and conquest of Canaan took place around 1446 BC, why are there so many references to iron in that period's writing?

It has been reasonably argued by the Associates for Biblical Research, for example, that Exodus must have taken place in 1446 B.C., and that the conquest of Canaan must have taken place around 1406 B....
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Why did Korah's conspirators suffer heavier casualties than him in Numbers 16?

When Korah rebelled against Moses & Aaron he brought along Dathan & Abiram but when the judgement was executed it seems his conspirators suffered heavier casualities than him.Its clear in the ...
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Who gave the charge to Joshua during his inauguration in Deutoronomy 31:22-23?

Moses is told to bring Joshua so that God will inaugurate him to take over from Moses. Deutoronomy 31:14 NKJV 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, the days approach when you must die; call ...
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Are Exodus 23:8 and Deuteronmy 16:19 meant to be identical?

There are two verses in the Pentateuch that exhort against bribery. Exodus 23:8 וְשֹׁחַד לֹא תִקָּח כִּי הַשֹּׁחַד יְעַוֵּר פִּקְחִים וִיסַלֵּף דִּבְרֵי צַדִּיקִים Deuteronomy 16:19 לֹא ...
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Does Deuteronomy distinguish laws written in books from those written in stone?

In Exodus and later in Deuteronomy, Moses brings down tables of stone from the mountain with what is now commonly known as the Ten Commandments, including the one that commands: "You shall not kill....
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Why is Caleb singled out for praise in Numbers 14:24?

Numbers 14 [24]But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. ...
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Deuteronomy 28:48 mentions a “yoke of iron” when was this fulfilled?

The full verse 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your ...
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Is “ten commandments” the best translation of עשרת הדברים?

An overwhelming majority of the modern English translations render the words עשרת הדברים in Deuteronomy 4:13, 10:4 and Exodus 34:28 (biblehub links) as the "Ten Commandments". I believe that this is ...
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Did Moses beseech God twice?

Exodus 32:11-13 (A) And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and ...
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The forty days and forty nights of Moses story in Deuteronomy 9:18?

Verse-A, Exodus 24:18 Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. The information above took place when Moses received ...
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Was the appointing of Solomon not contrary to the law in 1 kings 1:28-30?

David appoints Solomon as King 1 Kings 1:28-30 (NKJV) Then King David answered and said, “Call Bathsheba to me.” So she came into the king’s presence and stood before the king. 29 And the king ...
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Why must a Hebrew slave who has to work six years only be released after the seventh year?

In Jeremiah 34:14, we read that a Hebrew slave which has served six years must be let go at the end of the seventh year: Jer 34:14: מִקֵּץ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים תְּֽשַׁלְּחוּ אִישׁ אֶת־אָחִיו הָעִבְרִי ...
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In what significant ways would the Prophet that was to come be similar to Moses? Deut 18:15

Deuteronomy 18:15 (NKJV) " The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear 1) According to this passage, in what ways was ...
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Relationship Jn13:34, Dt6:5 and Lev19:18? [closed]

ETA: Dumb question can this be answered without regard to denominations? I forgot about denominations when I moved from Christianity stackexchange... Do we have [commandment in first verse] if and ...
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How can we reconcile Leviticus 11:7 & Deutoronomy 12:14-15?

(KJV) Leviticus 11:7 7 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ...
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Who wrote the second set of tablets in Exodus 34:27 & Deutoronomy 10:1-4?

(KJV) Deutoronomy 10:1-4 1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood. 2 And I will ...
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What is the sense of mercy and not righteousness in the LXX translation of Deuteronomy 6:25 and 24:13?

In the introduction to the translation of Deuteronomy in the Septuagint (LXX), the NETS translator, Melvin H. K. Peters says: It is fair to say that of DeutTr typically maintains a very close ...
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Meaning of Deuteronomy 18:8

Deuteronomy 18:6-9 reads (NIV), If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose, 7 he may minister ...
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What is the purpose of Deuteronomy 11:30?

Deuteronomy 11:29 (NIV) commands: When the LORD your God has brought you into the land you are entering to possess, you are to proclaim on Mount Gerizim the blessings, and on Mount Ebal the curses. ...
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In Romans 10:4 why does Paul say that the law righteousness promised in Deuteronomy 6:25 actually pointed to righteousness by faith alone?

The Deuteronomy text clearly states that “…the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day” ...
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In Deuteronomy 3:27 Why should Moses Moses look East and South?

In Deuteronomy 3:25 (ESV) Moses requests to see the promised land: Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon. In Deuteronomy 3:27 (ESV) God ...
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Did Moses compromise by allowing the Israelites to divorce in Deutoronomy 24:1?

(KJV) Deutoronomy 24:1 1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write ...
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Does Deut. 28:30, 63 indicate God sometimes takes joy in rape?

Consider Deut. 28:30, 63 - 30 You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, ...
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Is “rape” the correct interpretation of the “עִנִּיתָֽהּ” in Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

Deuteronomy 21:10-14 (NAU) When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take them away captive, and see among the captives a ...
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How can we reconcile the difference in number of days of the unleavened feast in Deuteronomy 16:8 & Leviticus 23:6?

Deuteronomy 16:8 (KJV) 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein. Leviticus 23:6 (KJV) 6 ...
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What is the meaning of “Lechem Oini” “לֶחֶם עֹנִי”?

Deuteronomy 16:3 לא תֹאכַל עָלָיו חָמֵץ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תֹּאכַל עָלָיו מַצּוֹת לֶחֶם עֹנִי כִּי בְחִפָּזוֹן יָצָאתָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לְמַעַן תִּזְכֹּר אֶת יוֹם צֵאתְךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם ...
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John 19:31 - How does the Sabbath Explain why Jesus' Body had to be Taken Down?

1. Question, for Historical Interpretation of Sabbath Law What Sabbath considerations might have applied - that would lead to a request to take Jesus' body down from the cross? Aside: Does the ...
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Were children expected to participate in stoning?

9 "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. Deuteronomy 13:9 Did all the people included minors?
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What landmarks were set of old time?

In Deuteronomy 19:14, we read that there were landmarks, "which they of old time have set in thine inheritance". Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase “the priests the Levites” (הַכֹּהֲנִים הַלְוִיִּם)?

In Deu. 17:9, it is written, 9 “And you shall come to the priests, the Levites, and to the judge there in those days, and inquire of them; they shall pronounce upon you the sentence of judgment. ...
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In Deuteronomy 24:6, what is the significance of taking the millstones?

In Deu. 24:6, it is written, 6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge. KJV, 1769 What is the significance of taking the millstones? Why ...
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What is the duration of sale for a Levitical patrimony?

In Deuteronomy 18:8, we read that a Levite will sell his land and home under certain circumstances. Often we read about land and home being redeemed, whether through marriage, purchased back through ...
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Why does the voice change between Deuteronomy 18 verses 3 and 4?

In Deuteronomy 18:3, those of the 12 tribes who receive an inheritance are referred to as the people, them, and they. In verse 4, it would appear the same group is being referred to by thy thrice, ...
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What does the phrase “uncleanliness in her” refer to in Deuteronomy 24:1?

Deuteronomy 24:1 (KJV) When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her ...