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"In this book are the words Moses spoke to the people of Isreal when they were in the wilderness east of the Jordan River. They were in the Jordan Valley near Suph, between the towns of Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab on the other."(Dt. 1:1) "No other prophet has been able to do the great and terryfying things that Moses did in the sight of all Isreal."(Dt. 34:12)

DeuteronomyWritten by Moses between 1407-1406 B.C The book covers a time period of about one month.

How it relates to me?The message in the story relates to me as it can be used as reminder, that there are commandments that I need to follow on a daily basis in order to please and show my respect to God. I am living on the Earth (God's creation) and must obey his rules. I shouldn't subtract or take away from the commandments that he has provided for me and my ansestors to follow.

What type of book is Deuteronomy?Deuteronomy follows the form of Narrative History and Law book. In the book there is also a song. The song is written by Moses after Moses commissions Joshua.

Main theme of DeuteronomyThe main theme of the book is delivered from Moses to the people of Isreal which is to love and obey God. "God has saved and blessed his choosen people, whom he loves, and so his people are to rember" what Moses has told them. The key verses that reflect on the theme are 6.4-6, Jesus called these words the greatest of all the commandments: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart,with all your soul, and with all your strength."

There are34 chaptersin the bookDeautronomy

Verses that speak to me19 I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God's blessing and God's curse, and I call heaven and earth to witnes the choice you make. Choose life. 20 Love the Lord your God, obey him and be faithful to him, and then you and your descendants will live long in the land that he promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" (Dt. 30:19-20)

Symmary of Dt.12During chapter 12 Moses tells to the people of Isreal that they are to obey all the laws they're given as they are living in the land that the Lord has provided them. Moses commanded the people to only have worship for one place, and to destroy any other places of worship they may have such as on high mountains, on hills, and under green trees. He tells them how to properly slaughter animals for food. He tells the people that they shall not consume the blood of the animal, they should let it pour on the ground as water. Moses states that by conusming blood, you will consume the life within it. The phrase is read by Moses directed to the Isrealites, that all will go well for the Isrealites and their ancestors, by obeying faithfully what Moses has commanded them. At the end of the chapter Moses says "do everyting that I have commanded you; do not add anything to it or take anything from it." (Dt. 13)

Verses that speak to me11 The command that I am giving you today is not too difficult or beyond your reach.12 It is not up in the sky. You do not have to ask, 'Who will go up and bring it down for us, so that we can hear it and obey it?' 13 Nor is it on the other side of the ocean. You do not have to ask, 'Who will go across the ocean and bring it to us, so that we may hear it and obey it?' 14 No,it is here with you. You know it and can quote it, so now obey it. (Dt. 30:11-14)



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