The Book of

Deuteronomy

Book of Deuteronomy

The following are summaries and outlines for the Book of Numbers.
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Book of Numbers Summary

Deuteronomy is a restatement of the law that God had given 40 years previously on Mt. Sinai. Israel has wandered 40 years in the wilderness. The generation that came out of Egypt has died, except for Moses, Caleb, and Joshua. Moses dies in the last chapter, leaving Joshua to succeed him. The book stresses the importance of obeying God.

The Bible - Numbers

Title

It is called Deuteronomy, meaning “second law.”

In Hebrew, the book of Deuteronomy is named eileh haddebarim, “These [are] the words,” sometimes simply abbreviated as debarim, “words.”

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Author and Date of Writing

The agreed upon author was Moses and it is assumed he wrote Numbers and the rest of the Pentateuch after Israel's exodus between 1446 to c. 1406 B.C.
The date of writing was 1406 BC, following the exodus and forty years of wilderness wanderings, and the place of composition was the plains of Moab.

Deuteronomy Outline

I. Introduction to the Covenant Deut. 1:1-5

II. Message One—Past: Historical Prologue Deut. 1:6 - Deut. 4:43

A. Historical Review Deut. 1:6 - Deut. 3:29

  1. The Command to leave Horeb, Deut. 1:6-8
  2. The Appointment of Leaders, Deut. 1:9-18
  3. Spies Sent Out, Deut. 1:19-25
  4. Rebellion Against the Lord, Deut. 1:26-46
  5. Wanderings in the Wilderness, Deut. 2:1-23
  6. Defeat of the Sihon King of Heshon, Deut. 2:24-37
  7. Defeat of the Og King of Bashan, Deut. 3:1-11
  8. Division of Land, Deut. 3:12-20
  9. Moses Forbidden to Cross the Jordan, Deut. 3:21-29

B. The Exhortation to Obey the Law - Deut. 4:1 - 40

  1. Obedience Commanded, Deut. 4:1-14
  2. Idolatry Forbidden, Deut. 4:15-31
  3. The Lord is God, Deut. 4:32-40
  4. Cities of Refuge, Deut. 4:41-43

III. Message Two—The Stipulations of the Sinaitic Covenent Deut. 4:44 - Deut. 28:68

A. Introduction to the Law, Deut. 4:44--49

B. The Basic Elements of Israel's Relationship with the Lord, Deut. 5:1-11:32

  1. The Ten Commandments, Deut. 5:1-33
  2. The Total Commitment to the Lord, Deut. 6:2-25
  3. Love the Lord Your God, Deut. 6:1-25
  4. Driving Out the Nations, Deut. 7:1-26
  5. Do Not Forget the Lord, Deut. 8:1-20
  6. Not Because of Israel’s Righteousness, Deut. 9:1-6
  7. The Golden Calf, Deut. 9:7-29
  8. Tablets Like the First Ones, Deut. 10:1-22
  9. Love and Obey the Lord, Deut. 11:1-32

C. The Specific Stipulations for Life in the New Land, Deut. 12:1-26:19

  1. Instructions for the Life of Worship, Deut. 12:1-16:17
    1. The One Place of Worship, Deut. 12:1-32
    2.  Worshiping Other Gods, Deut. 13:1-18
    3. Clean and Unclean Food, Deut. 14:1-21
    4. Tithes, Deut. 14:22-29
    5. The Year for Cancelling Debts, Deut. 15:1-11
    6. Freeing Servants, Deut. 15:12-18
    7. The Firstborn Animals, Deut. 15:19-23
    8. Passover, Deut. 16:1-8
    9. Feast of Weeks, Deut. 16:9-12
    10. Feast of Tabernacles, Deut. 16:13-17
  2. Instructions for Leadership, Deut. 16:18-18:22
    1. Judges, Deut. 16:18-20
    2. Worshiping Other Gods, Deut. 16:21-17:7
    3. Law Courts, Deut. 17:8-17:13
    4. The King, Deut. 17:14-20
    5. Offerings for Priests and Levites, Deut. 18:1-8
    6. Detestable Practices, Deut. 18:9-13
    7. The Prophet, Deut. 18:14-22
  3. Instructions for Societal Order, Deut. 19:1-23:14
    1. City of Refuge, Deut. 19:1-14
    2. Witnesses, Deut. 19:15-21
    3. Going to War, Deut. 20:1-20
    4. Atonement For An Unsolved Murder, Deut. 21:1-9
    5. Marrying a Captive Woman, Deut. 21:10-14
    6. The Right of the Firstborn: Deut. 21:15-17
    7. A Rebellious Son, Deut. 21:18-21
    8. Various Laws, Deut. 21:22-22:1-12
    9. Marriage Violations, Deut. 22:13-30
    10. Exclusion from the Assembly, Deut. 23:1-8
    11. Uncleanness in the Camp, Deut. 23:9-14 
  4. Instructions from Miscellaneous Laws, Deut. 23:15-25:19
    1. Miscellaneous Laws, Deut. 23:15-25:19
  5. The Firstfruits and Tithes in the land, Deut. 26:1-15
    1. Firstfruits an Tithes, Deut: 26:1-15
  6. The Affirmation of Obedience, Deut. 26:16-19

D. The Blessings and Curses of the Covenant, Deut. 27:1-28:68

  1. The Altar on Mount Ebal, Deut. 27:1-8
  2. Curses from Mount Ebal, Deut. 27:9-26
  3. Blessings for Obedience, Deut. 28:1-14
  4. Curses for Disobedience, Deut. 28:15-68

III. Message Three-- Another Covenant, Deut. 29:1-30:20

A. Covenant, Prosperity and Offer, Deut. 19:1-30:20

  1. Renewal of the Covenant, Deut. 29:1-29
  2. Prosperity After Turning to the Lord, Deut. 30:1-9
  3. The Offer of Life or Death, Deut. 30:11-20

IV. The Concluding Events, Deut. 31:1-34:12

A. Leadership Change and Reading of the Law, Deut. 31:1-13

  1. Joshua to Succeed Moses, Deut. 31:1-8
  2. Reading of the Law, Deut. 31:9-13

B. The Song of Moses, Deut. 31:13-32:47

  1. Israel’s Rebellion Predicted, Deut. 21:14-29
  2. The Song of Moses, Deut. 31:30-32:47

B. The Final Events of Moses' Life, Deut. 32:48-34:12

  1. Moses to Die on Mount Nebo, Deut. 32:48-52
  2. Moses Blesses the Tribes, Deut. 33:1-29
  3. The Death of Moses, Deut. 34:1-12
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