Teacher: Dee Briggs
- After Psalms, Jesus quoted from Deuteronomy more than from any other Old Testament book. Check out Matthew 4:1-11 or Luke 4:1-13 (the Temptation of Jesus) and then read Jesus’ quotes from Deuteronomy in their context. Deuteronomy 6:13-16 and 8:3.
- The “Shema” is found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5. It is the basic confession of faith in Judaism. Shema means “hear”. “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” NKJV.
Have you ever memorized the Shema?
“To learn by heart” is to memorize something perfectly so that it can be written, recited, or performed without thinking—you have understood it before committing it to memory. Whereas, to learn by rote often means without understanding.
- Compare the 4th Commandment as written in Exodus 20:8-11 with the same Commandment as written in Deuteronomy 5:12-15. Which version do you think was written on the tablets of stone? Or do you think the ones on the tablets were more abbreviated as it suggests in Exodus 34:28 “And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments (literally, “Ten Words”)” NKJV?
- And finally, find something in Deuteronomy that speaks especially to you.
See you on Sabbath,
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Short Outline of Numbers from Today's English Version
- Moses’ first discourse (1:1 – 4:49)
- Moses’ second discourse (5:1 – 26:19)
- The Ten Commandments (5:1 – 10:22)
- Laws, rules, and warnings (11:1 – 26:19)
- Instructions for entering Canaan (27:1 – 28:68)
- The covenant renewed (29:1 – 30:20)
- Moses’ last words (31:1 – 33:29)
- The death of Moses (34:1-12)