Lesson 11 Review: Deuteronomy in the Later Writings

Lesson 11 Deuteronomy in the Later Writings

Introduction

Memory Text: “ ‘But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul’ “ (Deuteronomy 4:29, NKJV).

In the bible, the Later writers often refer to the earlier writers in their writings to make a point. Deuteronomy, however, is one of the books used in the later writings in the Bible, this lesson will focus on how the book was used by later writers and how the points they made have relevance for us today.

What book of the law is referred to in 2 Kings 22:8?

The book of the law as predicted by Scholars referred to the book of Deuteronomy, the people had done evil in the sight of the Lord, but after the book of the law was found and read, they knew about those acts that deserve blessings and cursing.

What does the phrase “heaven of heavens” mean?

The phrase “heaven of heavens” can be seen as an idiom that refers to all creation beyond just the heavens. When Deuteronomy speaks of God as the owner of the heaven of the heavens, it infers that God has complete sovereignty over all creation.

Which of the later writings paraphrases Deuteronomy 10:12-15?

1 Kings 8:27, Nehemiah 9:6, Psalm 148:4.

How is Deuteronomy 4:23-29 seen in Jeremiah 7:1-7?

Deuteronomy tells of the punishment that will befall the Israelites should they disobey God’s word, the same thing applies in Jeremiah, if they perverted the justice due the widow or stranger, though they were chosen, they would be punished.

How does Deuteronomy appear in Micah 6:1-8?

The “covenant lawsuit” seen in Micah has languages borrowed from Deuteronomy “ ‘And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?’ “ (Deuteronomy 10:12,13, NKJV).

How did the book of Deuteronomy help Daniel in His prayer to God concerning the captivity of the people of Israel?

Daniel referred to the books of Moses twice in His prayer, He must have been more specifically referring to the book of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy talks about the driving of the Israelites out of the land if they forsake the wisdom and understanding of the law and this is what Daniel was praying about, seeing the Israelites were in captivity already. The book of Deuteronomy helped Daniel understand why they were in captivity and in His Supplications He asked for God’s mercies knowing they had not kept their end of the bargain.

In Conclusion,

The book of Deuteronomy served as a good reference book for many of the later writings in the Bible, Deuteronomy more or less is the foundation to the existence of Israel. It was after the book of the law was found that Josiah knew what was right and wrong before God, the book of Deuteronomy helped Daniel in His prayers to the Lord. We need to by God’s grace live up to the expectations of the book of the law and though the challenge may be high, I pray that God gives us the grace to keep to our own part of the covenant in Jesus’ name.

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Expiration: 11th Decdmber 2021

                   

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