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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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Does God condone rape in Deuteronomy 22:28-29?

In Deuteronomy 22:28-29 it speaks of a woman who is forced into sex and it says that the women must then marry her husband, in this verse does God condone the act of rape? Deuteronomy 22:28-29 says: ...
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What is the significance of setting out tithes in Deuteronomy 14:28?

Deuteronomy 14:28-29 NASB “At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town. The Levite, because he has no portion or ...
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How is an animal that died of natural causes unholy compared to one that is killed?

Deuteronomy 14:21 “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 holy ...
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Fortieth year reckoned from which event in Deuteronomy 1;3?

KJV Deuteronomy 1 : 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD ...
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What was the penalty for failure to observe(Pe'ah) the law of gleaning?

Several times the Israelites are cautioned to observe the law of gleaning which seemingly was a legally enforced entitlement of the poor. Leviticus 19:9-10 NASB ‘Now when you reap the harvest of your ...
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What do we know about the seven nations in Deut. 7:1, 2?

In Deut 7:1, 2 we read of seven nations that were cast out. What were they known for in terms if their religion or culture, that merited their total annihilation? Why were they so bad that they needed ...
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In Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as “Hoshea” in many translations. If all the 1st gen Israelites are dead, why the old name reference?

In many translations, Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as Hoshea son of Nun (in translations such as GNV, KJV, ASV, EHV, OJB, CJB). Some translations (ie: NKJV, ESV, CSB, HCSB) have Moses saying ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials ...
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Does God love those who love Him and hate those who hate Him?

Deuteronomy 7:9-10 NASB Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep ...
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Does Deuteronomy 7:7-8 imply that God only loved Israel and not the surrounding nations?

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 NASB The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved ...
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Is Deuteronomy 5:4-5 an accurate account of what happened?

Deuteronomy 5:4-5 “The Lord spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire, while I was standing between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; ...
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How to understand Luke 17:7-10 in light of 1 Corinthians 9:8-14?

Luke 17:7-10 NASB “Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, ‘Come immediately and recline at the table to eat’? 8 On the contrary, ...
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When was Deuteronomy written?

I am interested in the theories on when Deuteronomy was composed, and how it relates chronologically to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. As discussed elsewhere on this site, some consider ...
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Who is "your brother" in Deuteronomy 22:1-3?

Deuteronomy 22:1-3 reads (NKJV, emphasis mine): "You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother. ...
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Did Elijah violate the law in 1 Kings 18:19-20?

Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal to a contest which involves sacrifices at mount Carmel which is somehow outside the jurisdiction of the temple 1 Kings 18:19-20 NASB Now then, send orders and ...
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Reconciling Deuteronomy 32:5-9 with 2 Peter 2:1

We seem to have another theme of being "bought" in Deuteronomy 32 as opposed to being bought by the blood of Jesus. I am aware of the other question on this site for 2 Peter 2:1, yet this ...
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Is there a contradiction about memorial stones

In Deuteronomy 16:22 God says not to set up a memorial stone, which He hates. Yet in numerous other places, e.g., Joshua 4:8 memorial stones are set up, apparently with God's approval. Is Deut. 16:...
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Which fathers is Moses referring to in Deuteronomy 5:3?

KJV Deuteronomy 5 : 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. In the above text its not clear which fathers Moses was referring ...
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Were all debts released in Deuteronomy 15:2?

KJV Deuteronomy 15 : 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because ...
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Does Deuteronomy 7:26 mean that only perfect people can go in Israelite houses?

Deuteronomy 7:26 says that an Israelite can't bring an abomination in their house. "thou shalt not bring an abomination into thine house" (Dt 7:26) But Provberbs 16:5 gives: "Every one ...
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Is Deuteronomy 23:23 a free will offering?

KJV Deuteronomy 23 : 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy ...
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Why was the man not charged as a malicious witness(zamem) in Deuteronomy 22?

It said when a man takes a wife and finds,out that she is not a virgin she shall be put to death Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NIV :If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity ...
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What is the meaning of the Words בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ֤ בְּבֵיתֶ֙ךָ֙ in Deuteronomy 6:4-9?

A very well known prayer for jewish people is the Shemah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) which is found in the book called Sidur, and during the reading of it, I came with two words whose meanings I still don't ...
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Did God in Jeremiah 3:12 contradict Deuteronomy 24:4 by letting Israel return to him?

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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Are the accounts of the Sinai revelation in Exodus and Deuteronomy inconsistent?

Deuteronomy says the Israelites heard Yahweh. Exodus implies (I think strongly, in two different ways) that they didn't. Deut 4:12 ([NASB][8]) Then the Lord spoke to you [the Israelites] from the ...
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Did Jesus establish in Matthew 4:4 that the later LXX editions add words to Deuteronomy 8:3?

Jesus teaches us in Matthew 4:4 what is written in Deuteronomy 8:3 LXX, but Jesus excludes two words (ὁ,τῷ) from his citation of Deuteronomy 8:3 LXX. [Matthew 4:4] Οὐκ ἐπ᾽ ἄρτῳ μόνῳ ζήσεται ἄνθρωπος : ...
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Why was Miriam not mourned like Moses and Aaron in Numbers 20:1?

When Miriam dies we are not of Israel mourning for her and the period of mourning. We are just told that she died and was buried there. KJV Numbers 20 : 1 1 Then came the children of Israel, even the ...
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Whose idea was it to send messengers to Sihon in Deuteronomy 2:26?

God had instructed Moses to rise and start possessing the land of Sihon by contending with him in battle Deuteronomy 2:24 NASB 24 ‘Arise, set out, and pass through the [p]Valley of Arnon. Look! I ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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Does the Bible permit two wives?

Does the Bible permits marrying two wives as stated in Deut. 21:15? If a man has two wives and he loves one but not the other, and both bear him sons but the firsborn is the son of the wife he does ...
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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 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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