Deuteronomy Lesson 002

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Deuteronomy Lesson 002

  1. 1. Usual Outline of Deuteronomy Closing events Sermon 3 Sermon 2 Sermon 1 31-34 27-30 5-26 1-4
  2. 2. Hittite (New) Kingdom ca. 1340 BC
  3. 3. S-V Treaty compared to Deuteronomy (part 1) Exod 20:3; Deut 5:1; 6:1-2 Stipulations : obligations of the “vassal king” Exod 20:2b; Deut 1:6,9,19,26-28,34ff Historical Prologue : motivation to obey from past benevolences Exod 20:2a; Deut 1:1,5 Preamble : identity of the “great king”
  4. 4. S-V Treaty compared to Deuteronomy (part 2) Exod 24; Josh 8:30-35; 24:1,14-15, 22-27. Inaugural Ceremony : public recognition Lev 26: Deut 28 Cursings & blessings : some sort of ethical rationality to existence Deut 32:1 cf. Isa. 1:2 Invocation of the gods as witnesses : abiding standard of justice somewhere Exod 25:16,21; Deut 10:2; 31:9-13,26 Provision for Deposit & Periodic Readings : continuity, stability
  5. 5. Conclusions Example of how Word of God was taught Kingdom culture “constructed” by divine providence & revelation, not from random social dynamics Unilateral, not a parity, relationship  “lord”/”servant” roles Revelation of God’s “condescension” to enter into a personal relationship with His creatures Revelation of Israel’s special place in history Coherent exposition of the Yahweh-Israel personal relationship

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