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14 April, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 0 — Introduction to the book of Deuteronomy

Study 0 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: The Introduction of Deuteronomy's Book


Introduction



The book of Deuteronomy finds the people again on the threshold of the land after the forty years of wandering. Moses, who is about to lay down his great task, address them before his death.  The book consists chiefly of his addresses.  Naturally, there is much matter repeated from earlier portions of the Pentateuch and, just as naturally, it is generally in a rather different form. Laws that were promulgated in the wilderness are adapted for use in the land. New matter, such as that relating to the central sanctuary and the setting up of the Kingdom, is introduced. Finally, Moses, after solemn warnings to the people, appoints his successor, and ascends Mount Nebo to be laid to the rest by God.