Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 19

Deuteronomy 19 Deuteronomy 19 Deuteronomy 19:1-3 This chapter defines manslaughter and the appropriate punishment for an offender if found guilty. Initially when Israel takes the over the land, they are to select three cities as places of refuge where a person accused...

Deuteronomy 16

Deuteronomy 16 Deuteronomy 16 Deuteronomy 16:1-2 The Lord decreed that three times yearly all Israelites needed to go up to Jerusalem to present themselves to Him. The first was Passover observed in the month Abib (mid-March to mid-April), also known as Nisan (Exod...

Deuteronomy 18

Deuteronomy 18 Deuteronomy 18 Deuteronomy 18:1-2 Moses now discusses the role of the Levites.  There were three divisions of the Levites based on their duties.  They are divided by the offspring of the three sons of Levi; Kohath, Gershom, Merari (Gen. 46:11).  Numbers...

Deuteronomy 17

Deuteronomy 17 Deuteronomy 17 Deuteronomy 17:1 Love for the Lord overflows in one’s love for neighbors.  Human life was important to God since He created man in His image. Respect for Him led to respect for His creation and for what He valued. The Lord called Israel...

Deuteronomy 15

Deuteronomy 15 Deuteronomy 15 Once again, we need to remember that Deuteronomy is the covenant between God and His people.  It is the basis of the Mosaic Covenant to a new generation about to enter the promised land and lists the expectations of God if Israel is to be...