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30 April, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 16 — Deuteronomy 22 and 23

Study 1 6 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 22 and 23
  
These laws are connected mainly with the sixth and seventh commandments.
1.      22:1-21. In what ways do these laws safeguard life, property and reputation, and this put into operation the sixth commandment and the law of love to one’s neighbour?
2.     22:13-30.  How do these laws uphold the principle of chastity implicit in the seventh commandment? How do the laws and customs of our contemporary society compare?
3.      23: 1-25. What steps were to be taken to maintain the purity of the congregation and thus of the worship of God. How is this applied in the New Testament to the Church on earth and to Heaven itself? Cf. 1 Cor. 5; Rev. 21:27, and see study 13.
Notes
1.      22:5. The distinction of the sexes, even in outward appearance, ought to be strictly maintained.
2.     22:9-11. Applied spiritually, these law forbid the association of things morally incompatible; cf. 2 Cor. 6:14-16
3.     22:14, 17. ‘The tokens of virginity’: i.e., the sheet, which became stained with blood on the first coitus.
4.     23:15, 16. The reference appears to be a slave fleeing form a foreign country, and taking refuge in a city of Israel.