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Deut 34: "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:" Was this prophetic or just a coincidence?

Moses' life was divided into three providential periods of 40 years each. The first was his 40-years in Pharaoh's palace; the second was his 40 years of exile in Midian; and the third was his 40 years ...
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The meaning and fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:68

68 The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt, by a route which I told you that you would never see again; and there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

Jesus helps clear this up. In Matthew chapter 7 he explains how believers can identify false claimants by observing the 'fruits' those false ones produce. That's a way of showing the need to not just ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

The Bible presents God's Law with iterative refinement: Jesus defined "The Great Commandment": Matthew 22:36–40: Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou ...
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No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord.... even to the 10th generation. Deut, 23:2 NASB. Really?

Jacob's sons were not illegitimate in the sense that Dt. 23:2 means, as they were born to women given to him by his wives as surrogate mothers. In fact the first reference to them in the bible ...
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Why are women and children viewed as plunder in Deuteronomy 20:14?

The English word 'plunder' is used in the N.I.V. translation, but is not used at all, anywhere, in the Authorised Version. This is shown in Robert Young's Analytical Concordance, and in his literal ...
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Is the monarchy part of God's plan?

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 is a perfect proof of the Lord's omniscience, where the Lord set out the instruction when the Israelites asked for a king. Samuel should have learned about it. It needs to clarify ...
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Deuteronomy 23:3 Why were Ruth's descendants allowed in the Temple

The view in Mishnah Sota 7:8 supports that the sages felt a convert and their descendant, such as King Agrippa, could serve as king of Israel. https://www.sefaria.org/Mishnah_Sotah.7.8?lang=bi > ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

There are several instances in the Old Testament of people misunderstanding God on this matter. The misunderstanding originated long before the Ten Commandments were set in stone, where that bit about ...
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Suffer the sins of your parents (Deut 5:9) or not (Ezk 18:2)

It is not only Ezekiel 18 that seems to run contrary to Deut. 5:9. Deuteronomy itself says (24:16): Parents shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their ...
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Deuteronomy 18:15 "from among your midst, from your brothers"

As you well-mentioned, מִקִּרְבְּךָ֤ and מֵאַחֶ֙יךָ֙ are in apposition to each other. More specifically, they are in a parallel construction (as we bump into so often in Hebrew). There are three ...
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Were children expected to participate in stoning?

The wording of Deuteronomy 13:9 is ambiguous since "all the people" is used to mean "all the men" in some instances and "all the people including women and possibly children&...
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In Zechariah 14:9 what does it mean "the LORD will be one and his name one"?

There is no question as to whether Zechariah had ever heard the Shema, or not - "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one (Deut. 6:4). Every Israelite had it memorised and ingrained into ...
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In Zechariah 14:9 what does it mean "the LORD will be one and his name one"?

In Deuteronomy, Yehovah is one means that he is one and alone as one at that time, he is the only true God (John 17:3). In Zechariah, we are speaking of a future prophecy which speaks of "in that ...
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Why is there no death penalty for the man in Leviticus 19:20-22?

The Deuteronomy law has got nothing to do with any slave-girl. It deals with a virgin still living in her father's house who is given in marriage to a man who dislikes her then tries to divorce her ...
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Why was David allowed to take more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, during the establishment of his government, in direct violation of Deut, 17:17

In the case of Solomon, we have this recorded: 1 Kings 11;3 - He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines—and his wives turned his heart away. Some have suggested that the ...
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What gods did the Amorites worship?

The biblical text mentions the Amorites frequently but says little about their religion other than that it was idolatrous (1 Kings 21:26). The Amorites had a relatively long history that included ...
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To those who believe Deut 22:28-29 is not about rape, what is the punishment for rape of an unbetrothed woman?

Looking at the 65 other uses of תּפשׂ (tâphaś), rendered in KJV as "lay hold" it is unlikely that this represents any kind of consent on the woman's part (a couple examples): And Elijah ...
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Reconciling Deut 7:1-4 "you shall not intermarry with them" & Judges 14:4 God enticing Samson to intermarry with Philistine woman from Timnah

The traditional view of Samson's sin of marrying the gentile from Timnah is that Samson indeed sinned by violating the numerous injunctions in the Torah against intermarriage, but G-d's will was still ...
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What was the number of Israelites that left Eygpt?

Two million is actually a very conservative estimate, considering the 600k or so were adult men on foot. If we include women, children and men who could not walk long distances, the number may have ...
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A rule of prophecy: Deutoronomy 18:22

There no a hard and fast rule about this, either in terms of time limits or prophecies that do not come true. One famous example of an inspired prophecy not coming true is that of Jonah: Jonah 3: 4 ...
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The meaning and fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:68

The chapter of Deut 28 is divided into two parts: Deut 28:1-14 - Blessings for Obedience to the covenant Deut 28:15-68 - Curses for Disobedience to the covenant The specific curse pronounced upon ...
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Can Paul’s hermeneutic re: Mosaic law in 1 Corinthians 9:9 be extended? Specifically re: Deuteronomy 22:6-7?

The answer to the OP is yes. Paul was doing what other rabbis did by quoting a commandment from the Torah and applying it more broadly. Regarding Dt. 22:6-7 one such opinion was given by Maimonides, ...
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How should עִנִּיתָֽהּ be understood? (Dt. 21:10-14)

Women captives were at risk of their lives. Their husbands or fathers had been put to the sword mercilessly and there is no reason to believe they were aware of any legal protection given them by the ...
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What is the meaning of placing a sign on the chest?

I do not find a passage in Revelation describing a priest wearing a vestment with God's name inscribed. However, in Exodus, both Aaron and the other priests are described as wearing a sash and ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

Deuteronomy 13:1-5 describes how the prophets of Satan deceive people into worshipping idols. They use fabricated tricks to make their prophecies come true and persuade people to believe them. ...
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How to reconcile Deuteronomy 13 and 18

Excellent and important question! There is so much misdirection in modern church life concerning the prophetic word (and end-times prophecies). As in all positions in every secular occupation or ...
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Why in many cases, the translation inverts the future with the past (for example in Deuteronomy 34)?

The word for burying (וַיִּקְבֹּ֨ר) is an imperfect. But, with special pointing, it becomes a "waw consecutive imperfect." A w.c.imf. inverts the normal aspect/tense of the verb (from ...
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When was Deuteronomy chapters 26-29 probably written and why?

There are two ways to approach the question. One is to affirm the traditional view that it was written by Moses at God's instruction. In this view, God wanted to warn the Israelites and later ...
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