Deuteronomy Religion 1310 Kennedy
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In Nelson's view, how does Deuteronomy present itself?
Deuteronomy presents itself as an address by Moses to Israel just before the invasion of the promise land
In what way does it urge total loyalty to the LORD?
It urges exclusive loyalty to the LORD by demanding that all sacrificial worship be centralized in a single location. It also seeks to make Israel a just and human society by advocating concern for the poor and disadvantaged.
Concerning its production, what does Nelson say about the "law of reform in Deuteronomy?"
The law of reform in Deuteronomy was originally produced in a time of religious, political, and social crisis
Where were the Israelites when Moses proclaimed the teachings that eventually came to be known as the book of Deuteronomy?
In the wilderness
In the book of Deuteronomy, what is Moses' explanation for why the LORD prohibits him from entering the land of Canaan?
"At that time I said to you 'I am unable by myself to bear you. The LORD you God has multiplied you, so that you are as numerous as the stars of heaven.'"
How did Israel think of Edom, Moab, and Ammon? See page 267.
Israel thought of them as kindred peoples and expressed this in terms of liniage
Identify the Anakim.
were reputed to be of gigantic size
In Deuteronomy 2 & 3, what two kings does Moses mention and how did these two kings and Israel "get along" with each other?
King Sihon and King Og. Both fought Israel and Israel was triumphant.
In Deuteronomy, what is the reason that the LORD not to "act corruptly by making an idol?" What will be the consequences for disobeying this command?
"Since you saw no form when the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire, take care and watch yourselves closely, so that you do not act corruptly by making an idol for yourselves, in the form of any figure" "So be careful not to forget the covenant that the LORD your God made with you, and not make yourselves an idol in the form of anything that the LORD your God has forbidden you."
you will perish and be utterly destroyed
Deuteronomy 5 conveys a version of the Ten Commandments. How is the commandment to observe the Sabbath day different from its occurrence in Ex 20:8-11.
Deuteronomy motivates sabbath rest by reference to slavery in Egypt.
In Deuteronomy 6, how does Moses instruct the Israelites with regard to handing down the teachings of Moses from generation to generation?
Then you shall say to your children, we were pharaohs slaves in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand."
In Deuteronomy 7 why does the LORD forbid the Israelites to make marriages with the Hittites, the Girgashites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizites, the Hivites and the Jebusites after the LORD gives them the land?
Marriage forms social and religious affiliations would lead the Israelite partner to worship or serve other gods.
children of the marriages will turn against god
Isolation is not motivated by ethnic pride, but is needed to keep Israel loyal.
In Deuteronomy 9, what is the act of rebellion that Moses reminds the Israelites of?
"Remember and do not forget how you provoked the LORD you God to wrath in the wilderness;you have been rebellious against the LORD from the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place." false gods in the desert
In Deuteronomy 11, what will be the consequences if the Israelites are "seduced into turning away, [to serve] other gods and [to worship] them?
"or you will be seduced into turning away, serving other gods and worshiping them, for then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain and the land will yield no fruit; then you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving to you."
What is the distinctive demand that the LORD makes on Israel according to Deuteronomy 12?
Centralize all sacrifice (pg 283)
What is the threat to Israel that the LORD addresses at the beginning of Deuteronomoy 13?
Do not be enticed by false gods. False prophets are another lure.
What is significant about the month of Abib?
Passover takes place in Abib, when the first grain is harvested
Moses is aware that the Israelites might ask for a king once they are settled in the land. What restrictions does Moses put on the king? What is the one act that Moses mentions the king must perform?
"You are not permitted to put a foreigner over you who is not of your own community. Even so, he must not acquire many horses for himself... And he must not acquire many wives for himself or acquire a great quantity of gold and silver." Must obey the law?
According to Deuteronomy 18, what kind of prophet does Moses tell the people the LORD will raise up at the appropriate times? Under what circumstances can a prophet be put to death?
LORD chose a levite out of all their tribes to stand and minister for the name of the LORD, him and his sons for all of time. A series of prophets like moses is intended. Prophecy in the name of another god is easily rejected, but false prophecy in the name of the LORD poses a more difficult problem.
According to chapter 20, once they enter Canaan, what are the Israelites to do the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites?
"You shall annihilate them."
"just as the LORD your God has commanded, so they may not teach you to do all the abhorrent things that they do for their gods, and you thus sin against the LORD your God."