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27 April, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 13 — Deuteronomy 16 and 17

Study 1 3 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 16 and 17


At 16:18 the section on the civil law commences. Here we have (a) the appointment and duties of judges (16:18-20); (b) justice in matters of religious (16:21-17:7); the final court of appeal (17:8-13); (d) the appointment and duties of the king (17:14-20).

1.      In connection with the Feast of Weeks and the Fear of Tabernacles, what two requirements are made of the worshipper, and why? With regard to free-will offerings, on what principle is the amount of the gift to be determined? Cf. 1 Cor. 16:2; 2Cor. 8:12; 1 Pet. 1:8
2.     What does 17:2-7 teach us about the need for church discipline? Cf. Mt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 5; 1 Tim. 1:19, 20; Tit. 3:9-11.
3.     What was to be the character of Israel’s king if one were appointed, and what was to be the source of his wisdom? Cf. 2 Tim. 3:15-17.
Notes
1.      16:21. The Asherah appears to have been a pole, planted by an altar, as a symbol of the god worshipped there.
2.     17:8-13.  If a case is too difficult for the local judge to handle (see 16:18-20), it is to be brought to the central sanctuary.
3.     17:16, 17. Noticed the word ‘multiply’ three times.  Horses (power), wives and wealth were coveted by kings of the time. Cf. 1 Ki. 10:26-28; 11:3,4.