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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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Law for the character of a dream? [closed]

In Leviticus 15:16 16 ‘Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening. In Deuteronomy 23:10 10 “If there is among you any man who is unclean ...
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In Deuteronomy 32:40, does The Lord of Israel claim to dwell below the highest heaven?

In Deuteronomy 32:40, why would The Lord say "I lift My Hand to heaven" - Does The Lord of Israel claim to dwell below the highest heaven? NIV | Deuteronomy 32:40-41 "40 I lift My Hand ...
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In Ruth 4:21, should "Obed" be remembered as "the son of Mahlon" (instead of Boaz) - based on Deuteronomy 25:6 and Ruth 4:10?

When reading Ruth 4:10 after knowing the Law of Deuteronomy 25:6, Should Obed be remembered as "the son of Mahlon" in Ruth 4:21 (instead of Boaz) when reciting genealogical records? NIV | ...
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Did Moses fast for 81-days straight in Deuteronomy 9:9-18?

Did Moses fast (without food or water) for 81-days straight in Deuteronomy 9:9-18 | Or did Moses eat & drink in verses 12-17? If the descent from Mount Horeb, destruction of the Golden Calf, and ...
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How would a single author theory of the Pentateuch reconcile the different time of release of the Hebrew slave?

The law regarding the time of release of a Hebrew slave, and whether the slave should be let free empty handed or not, is treated differently in Exodus, Deuteronomy, and Leviticus: Exodus 21:2: ...
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Did God change his mind concerning the wealth of kings?

Deuteronomy 17:17 NIV 17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. Years later king Solomon asks for wisdom and God adds ...
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Is Matthew 27:25 binding?

Matthew 27:25 All the people answered, "His blood is on us and on our children!" Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, ...
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Should Old Testament Prophecies Concerning YHWH and His Messiah be collapsed into Yahweh? [closed]

Blockquote 15 “The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the ...
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Deuteronomy 12:5 LXX - Verb Form in Greek

I've been exploring this verb in Deuteronomy 12:5 about the location of the place that God chooses for worship and sacrifice. In the MT, this points to the future יבחר (will choose, imperfect tense), ...
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Should we put God to test or not?

Moses says "don't put God to test" (Deut. 6:16), but Malachi say "put God to test" (Mal. 3:10). You shall not put the Lord your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah." ...
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Do people seek God?

Romans 3:11 New International Version there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you ...
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Did David not defile himself by taking back Michal in 2 Samuel 3?

After being threatened by Saul, David leaves his wife who subsequently is given to another man. Years later when David becomes king he requests that his wife be given back to him. 2 Samuel 3:14, 15 ...
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Obeying Deuteronomy 4:2 - Where specifically in the Bible does "The Word" (הַדָּבָר֙) stop, if we are not suppose to add to it?

We read in Devarim 4:2 a commandment : "Lo Tosifu al Ha-Davar" translated as "Do Not Add to The-Word"... Where does The-Word stop, if we are not suppose to add to it? Devarim / ...
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In Deuteronomy 12:23, Why does God prohibit eating of souls?

In Devarim 12:23, we learn that The-Soul (Ha-Nefesh, הַנֶּפֶשׁ) is in The-Blood (Ha-Dam, הַדָּם) of all living creatures. Devarim / Deuteronomy 12 [MT] [23] "Just be strong not to eat The-Blood, ...
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Was it okay for Gideon to test God with the fleece?

Deuteronomy 6:16 Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah. Judges 6:39 Then Gideon said to God, "Do not be angry with me. Let me make just one more request. Allow me one more ...
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(Deuteronomy 6:5) The Shema, Command, Statement, or something else?

I am reading the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 6:5. This is the famous "commandment" to love God with all your heart/soul/strength. Jesus quotes it, Jews still say it nightly at bedtime and ...
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Is John 1:1 meant to correct the Second Temple teaching of monotheism?

Old Testament scholar Bernard M. Levenson says that to regard the Shema as an assertion of monotheism is "a view that is anachronistic. In the context of ancient Israelite religion, it served as ...
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Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. How should we?

Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there....
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Did Manoah violate Deuteronomy 12:13 by sacrificing on a rock in Judges 13:19?

Deuteronomy 12:13 Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please. Judges 13:19 Then Manoah took a young goat, together with the grain offering, and sacrificed it on a rock to ...
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Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4?

Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death. 2He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; he shone forth from ...
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Has the prophecy in Deuteronomy 28:68 been fulfilled? [closed]

Deuteronomy 28:68 The LORD will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but ...
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How should we understand the idea that the Lord God walks in our midst?

English Standard Version Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God ...
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What's the difference between wine and strong drink?

Deuteronomy 14:26 and spend the money for whatever you desire—oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink, whatever your appetite craves. And you shall eat there before the LORD your God and rejoice, you ...
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Did the last day of Moses start in Deuteronomy 9:1?

Deuteronomy 9:1 New International Version Hear, Israel: You are now about to cross the Jordan to go in and dispossess nations greater and stronger than you, with large cities that have walls up to ...
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Public reading of the Law during the Festival of Tabernacles at Jesus' time

Deuteronomy 31:9 — So Moses wrote down this law and gave it to the Levitical priests, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel. 10Then Moses commanded them: “At ...
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What is wrong with wool and linen together in Deuteronomy 22:11? [duplicate]

Deuteronomy 22:11 New International Version Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together. Is there some spiritual significance of this?
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How wise was Solomon regarding his accumulations of horses, wives, and gold? [closed]

Moses on his dying day warned future kings in Deuteronomy 17:16 But the king must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire more horses, for the LORD has said, ‘...
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Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua?

Was Deuteronomy 32:1-43 a Duet sung by Moses & Joshua? Regarding Deuteronomy [MT] - Chapter 32: verses 1-43, we are told in verse 44 : "And Moshe came and spoke all-words of this-Song into-...
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What is the meaning of those people not knowing good from bad in Deuteronomy 1:39?

Deuteronomy 1:39 New International Version And the little ones that you said would be taken captive, your children who do not yet know good from bad--they will enter the land. I will give it to them ...
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Deuteronomy 23:2 How come bastards are not allowed? [closed]

Deuteronomy 23:2 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. What kind of love of God is this? Did ...
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Is Deuteronomy 6:8-9 literal?

Jews (in the time of Jesus) need to walk with written statements in their hands or this passages is just symbolic? And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets ...
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What is the meaning behind Deuteronomy 32:8-10? [duplicate]

When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when He divided the sons of man, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God. But the LORD’s portion is His ...
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Did the marriage of Boaz + Ruth the Moabite reveal faith in God nullifies Deuteronomy 23:4?

Did God allow the interacial marriage of Boaz (בֹּ֨עַז֙) + Ruth the Moabite (ר֨וּת הַמּֽוֹאֲבִיָּ֜ה) to reveal faith in YHVH (יְהֹוָ֨ה) nullifies Levitical laws like Deuteronomy 23:4?
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Deuteronomy 26:5 — “A Syrian ready to perish was my father”

In Deu. 26:5, the Hebrew text states, ה וְעָנִיתָ וְאָמַרְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֲרַמִּי אֹבֵד אָבִי וַיֵּרֶד מִצְרַיְמָה וַיָּגָר שָׁם בִּמְתֵי מְעָט וַיְהִי־שָׁם לְגוֹי גָּדוֹל עָצוּם וָרָב ...
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Can the Ten Commandments be interpreted as declarative?

There is a variation in how John 14:15 is translated: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." ESV “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." NASB “If you love me, keep ...
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Luke 10:27 vs Matthew 22:37 vs Deuteronomy 6:5

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind;... Matthew 22:37 And He said to him, “‘...
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What would be the reason behind Deuteronomy 21:10-14?

From the the era Exodus God is so much concern of morality and even given the Israelites to maintain purity. God also instructed them not to take girl from other tribes or clans. If God is so much ...
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Deuteronomy 25:11-12, is the punishment to be taken literally? What about this case in the New Testament?

Deuteronomy 25:11-12, (DRB): 11 If two men have words together, and one begin to fight against the other, and the other's wife willing to deliver her husband out of the hand of the stronger, shall ...
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What does price of a dog mean in Deuteronomy 23:18?

Deuteronomy 23:18 KJV 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. ...
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Is John 10:30 intended to evoke the Shema?

In John 10:30, Jesus states, "I and the Father are one." The Shema in Deuteronomy 6:4 says "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one." At least on the surface both look somewhat similar. ...
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Do the Ancient Hebrew Scripture Manuscripts suggest that God was cynical in (Deuteronomy 17:14-16) about an earthly King for Israel?

As I read through (Deuteronomy 17:14-16) in different bible translations, I, personally, do Not notice any kind of cynicism when God specifies the stipulations and conditions when Israel chooses a ...
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Deuteronomy 23:3 Why were Ruth's descendants allowed in the Temple

Deuteronomy 23:3 states that "No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever," Therefore, If Ruth was ...
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How many YHWH are there according to Mark 12:29 and Deuteronomy 6:4? What does the word "one" mean on both verses? [closed]

Mark 12:29 of The American Standard Version says, Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one.' “ and Deuteronomy 6:4 of Young's Literal Translation says, Hear, O ...
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Does Deuteronomy 25:5-10 supersede Leviticus 18:16, or vice versa?

Leviticus 18:16, (DRB): Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: because it is the nakedness of thy brother. Deuteronomy 25:5-10, (DRB): Widowhood and Marriage 5When ...
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Excrement as Unholy: Deuteronomy 23:12-14

Sorry, I'm not trying to ask an uncouth question, just genuinely curious. In Deuteronomy 23:12-14 it says: You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, and you shall have a spade ...
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In Philemon 1:12, is Paul ignoring Deuteronomy 23:16?

[Deu 23:15-16 NLT] (15) "If slaves should escape from their masters and take refuge with you, you must not hand them over to their masters. (16) Let them live among you in any town they choose, ...
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Does Deuteronomy 18:18 relate to Jesus?

Does Deuteronomy 18:18 relate to Jesus or someone else? Deuteronomy 18:17-19: Then the LORD said to me, “They have spoken well. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. ...
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When did the Levites say to their father and mother "I have not seen him" as mentioned in Deuteronomy 33:9?

When did the Levites say to their father and mother "I have not seen him" as mentioned in Deuteronomy 33:9 ? And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom ...
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What is the best interpretation of the “finger of God” in the Old Testament?

The "finger of God" as used in the Old Testament seems to depict two diversely annotated acts of God. First, in Exodus 8:16–20, during the plagues of Egypt, it is used by the Egyptian priests to ...
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Deuteronomy 29:19 - Interpretations and translations

I study Latin and I don't understand this sentence "absumat ebria sitientem", found in Deuteronomy 29:19 Context (just before the sentence): because when such a person hears the words of ...
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