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16 April, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 2 — Deuteronomy 2

Study 2 From The Book of Deuteronomy is: Deuteronomy 2

1.   What do we learn from this chapter of the sovereignty of God over the nation? Cf. 32:8; Acts 17:26.
2.   Why were Edom, Moab and Ammon spared on this occasion, whereas the Amorites were exterminated? Note verses 4’ 5; 9’ 19; and cf. am. 1:11-2:3.
3.   What do verses 24 and 31 teach about the relationship between divine grace and human faith? Cf. Eph. 2:8.
  1. Verse 1. ‘Many days’: nearly thirty-eight years; cf. verse 14.
  2. Verses 4-8. This is not the same incident as that of Nu. 20:14-21, but a later instruction when Israel had reached the eastern border of Edom.
  3. Verses 10-12 and 20-23 are parenthetical notes on ancient history.
  4. Verse 30.  A judicial hardening, i.e., to punish one already opposed to God.
  5. Verse 34. “Utterly destroyed’: devoted to destruction’. i.e., under God’s curse.