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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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In Deuteronomy 8:3 why is “live” a future verb?

[Deu 8:3 ASV] (3) And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live ...
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Was Achan's theft in Joshua 7 more grave than an unsolved murder in Deuteronomy 21? [on hold]

We are told that when Achan stole an accursed thing every effort was made to weed out the culprit.Everyone one was brought forward tribe by tribe, clan by clan,family by family and man by man until ...
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A question about Deuteronomy 22:25-27 [closed]

Deuteronomy 22:25-27 (NASB) 25 “But if in the field the man finds the girl who is engaged, and the man forces her and lies with her, then only the man who lies with her shall die. 26 But you ...
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Deuteronomy 6:4 is “the LORD our God is one” the same as “we only worship one LORD”?

Can Deuteronomy 6:4 be translated or interpreted to mean "we only worship one LORD"? Deut 6:4 (ASV) Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah: Deut 6:4 Clarke's (Hebrew) שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל ...
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Was Moses saying righteousness could be attained by careful observation of the law in Deuteronomy 6:25?

Deuteronomy 6:25 NASB 25 It will be righteousness for us if we [a]are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us. Was Moses saying that if children of ...
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Was it the fathers or sons of the rebels who were being addressed by Moses in Deuteronomy 11:1-7?

When they came into the wilderness of Arabah Moses addresses the descendants of the rebels.Most of the things he makes reference to were actually seen and experienced by the rebels rather than their ...
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Was the instruction to build the ark given after the destruction of the two tablets of stone as alluded in Deuteronomy 10:1-2?

Deuteronomy 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Tablets Rewritten Deutoronomy 10:1-2 NASB 10 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ...
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Why so many different translations of Deuteronomy 32:8?

Deuteronomy 32:8 has an unusually high number of different translations, and the differences aren't subtle. What is the reason for this diversity? KJV: When the most High divided to the nations ...
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Deut 11: commanded to love?

Deut 11:1 starts off "Therefore you shall love the Lord your God". Verse 13 says: "And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the Lord your God ..."....
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Were Sihon and Og related?

The Bible tends to pair these two individuals, even if they were different individuals. So did they share something in common (i.e. being Nephilim)? Were they major allies? "We have heard how the ...
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Why J.C said “your law” about Moses to the pharisees ? Jn 8:17

The question is on the your of your law.
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Is Deuteronomy 33:8-11 an allusion to Exodus 32:25-27?

Deuteronomy 33:8-11 NASB 8 Of Levi he said,“Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to [h]Your godly man, Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah; 9 Who ...
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Was Levi the instigator of the Massah and Meribah rebellion?

When the Israelites come to the land of Moab Moses blesses all the tribes but he seems to place the blame for the Massah and Meribah rebellion on Levi only. Deuteronomy 33:8-11 NASB 8 Of Levi he ...
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Why is the tribe of Simeon missing from Deuteronomy 33:1-29?

When Moses is about to die he blesses all the tribes except the tribe of Simeon which is somehow left out Deuteronomy 33:1-29 NASB 7 And this regarding Judah; so he said, “May Reuben live and ...
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Did corporal punishment also apply to women?

In Deuteronomy 25:2-3, it states that a guilty person (usually referred to as he) will be whipped. Deut 25:2-3 (NIV): If the guilty person deserves to be beaten, the judge shall make them lie down ...
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Why does Deuteronomy 29:5-6 say they ate no bread for forty years?

Deuteronomy 29:5-6 NASB 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot. 6 You have not eaten bread, nor have ...
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Was it Joshua or Levites who were to recite the blessings and curses?

When they were about to cross the Jordan Moses instructs the Israelites that the Levites shall recite to the people the blessings and the curses at mount Gerizim and Ebal respectively Deuteronomy 27:...
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Does לַגֵּ֨ר refer to a proselyte in Deuteronomy 14:21?

דברים 14:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex לֹ֣א תֹאכְל֣וּ כָל־נְ֠בֵלָה לַגֵּ֨ר אֲשֶׁר־בִּשְׁעָרֶ֜יךָ תִּתְּנֶ֣נָּה וַאֲכָלָ֗הּ אֹ֤ו מָכֹר֙ לְנָכְרִ֔י כִּ֣י עַ֤ם קָדֹושׁ֙ אַתָּ֔ה לַיהוָ֖ה ...
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What does it mean to offer the tithe to the dead in Deuteronomy 26:14?

Deuteronomy 26 NASB 14 I have not eaten of it [h]while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God;...
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In Deut 32:27 how would the adversaries misjudge?

Deuteronomy 32:25-27 25‘Outside the sword will bereave, And inside terror— Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair. 26 ‘I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces, ...
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Moses final fate [closed]

Reading from Deuteronomy 34.4-5 God permitted Moses to see the promised land with his own eyes but was denied to enter and died. Was he by this denied heaven?
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What does Deuteronomy 23:2 mean? [duplicate]

A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. — Deuteronomy 23:2 What does "even to his tenth ...
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Numbers 18 states that Levites have No inheritance among the sons of Israel, but Deuteronomy 18 says Levites could sell their estates

Numbers 18:23-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 23 Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be a perpetual statute ...
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Why does the KJV use the term 'observer of times' in Deuteronomy 18:10?

Deuteronomy 18:10 KJV 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, ...
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Why was Samuel reluctant in 1 Samuel 8 to appoint the king when Moses had already spoken about it in Deutoronomy 17:14?

1 Samuel 8:6 NASB 6 But the thing was [a]displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. But Moses had already foretold about this ...
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In Matthew 23:35-37 why does all of Israel's judgment fall on the final generation?

Mat 23:35-37 NIV - 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered ...
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What does the sentence “their grapes are filled with poison” in Deu 32:32,33 (NIV) mean?

Sodom is known for having been more decadent than Israel. And judging on the below Bible verses, their decadence seem to have had something to do with their drinking culture. Was their grapes ...
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Did the Israelites pay one, or two tithes?

On the website: "Hebrew Nations" the 'two-tithes' proposition is outlined: The Two Tithes The Tribe of Levi was divided into 2 major sections, Cohens (Priests) and Levites. The First Tithe was ...
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Would Moses have taken the land of Sihon if he had not resisted in Deutoronomy 2:26-30? [closed]

God actually tells Moses to attack Sihon and take his land Deutoronomy 2:24 NKJV 24 “ ‘Rise, take your journey, and cross over the River Arnon. Look, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite,...
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Is Deutoronomy 25:4 an interpolation?

Deutoronomy 25:4 NKJV 4 “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain. All the verses in this chapter are related except this one.There are ample places where this text could have ...
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Harlots before king Solomon in 1 Kings 3:16

Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him. Should not the harlots have been killed by law? However, far from executing them, Solomon judged between them! But if this ...
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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 ...