Category Archives: Deuteronomy

Sons of God in Deut. 32:8, Husband of One Wife, Pre-existent Messiah

1. Martin Jan Mulder, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 93. “Another example of the tendency to … Continue reading

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How’d They Cover THAT?

Ever since I read Scot McKnight’s A Community Called Atonement, I’ve been visiting his web site every now and then. One post there that has gotten a lot of responses is God’s Wrath: A Question. Basically, it concerns a Christian … Continue reading

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Obedience and the Patriarchs

Whenever I’ve studied Genesis in evangelical churches and small groups, I’ve noticed a lot of emphasis on the characters’ flaws. Evangelicals are quick to point out that the godly characters of Genesis do a lot of stupid or immoral things. … Continue reading

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Ebal: A Place of Celebration and Cursing

In Deuteronomy 27, God commands the Israelites to set up stones on Mount Ebal. On the stones, they are to write the commands of Deuteronomy. They are also to sacrifice burnt offerings and peace offerings on an altar, as they … Continue reading

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Ebal: The Place That the LORD Chose?

The Book of Deuteronomy often commands the Israelites to sacrifice in only one sanctuary: the place that the LORD shall choose. Where was that sanctuary? When I was in Israel this last summer, I heard a lecture from Sandra Richter of … Continue reading

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Do Christians Have Rights?

When I was an undergraduate at DePauw University, I was part of a weekly Bible study group. The leader of the group once said that Christians have no rights, but that all of their “rights” are subordinate to Christ. After … Continue reading

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Was the Ger a Brother?

I was reading Deuteronomy 23 for my weekly quiet time last night, and I cross-referenced Leviticus 25, since both discuss debts. Here are my issues: Different translations disagree on Leviticus 25:35. The King James Version has the following: “And if … Continue reading

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A No Witness (or One Witness) Trial?

Hi folks! Here is another question about Deuteronomy 22: In Deuteronomy 22:23-27, there are laws about rape. If a man rapes a betrothed woman in town, both the man and the woman are executed, since the woman could have cried … Continue reading

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Divorce and Virginity in Deuteronomy 22

One of my goals on this blog is to share my thoughts, but I also hope to learn from you. Consequently, some of my entries will not be me giving a decisive opinion, but rather me asking questions. This is … Continue reading

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