Adults' Bible Classes

The Sunday morning, Tuesday morning and Wednesday night Bible classes provide great opportunities to understand God's Word on a deeper level.  Questions can be asked and answered during these times.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

DEUTERONOMY

“The Book of Experience and Obedience”

WRITER: Moses

Moses talked with God face to face. Moses knew God.

He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. (Psalm 103:7) The children of Israel saw the acts of God but did not know Him. Moses knew His ways. Deuteronomy is the result of this intimate knowledge plus the experience of 40 years in the wilderness. Deuteronomy 34:5-12 was probably written by Joshua and belongs to the Book of Joshua. When the Book of Joshua was written, it was placed on the scroll of the Pentateuch, making a Hexateuch.

TITLE: Deuteronomy means “second law.” This is not to infer that it is a repetition of the Law as given to Moses on Mt. Sinai. It is the Law interpreted in the light of 38 years of experience in the wilderness. New situations and problems arose that were not covered by the Law specifically. There needed to be an application of the Law to life situations. (A notable example of this [Numbers 27] is the case of the inheritance of the daughters of Zelophehad, who had left no sons.) Deuteronomy, therefore, is more than a mere recapitulation of the Law of Sinai; it is another illustration of the law of recurrence (see 29:1). Specific laws that needed emphasis are repeated and enlarged upon (e.g., the Ten Commandments in chapter 5). Deuteronomy is a commentary on the Mosaic Law.

There are 4 Hebrew titles of Deuteronomy

1. Debarim — “The Words” or “These be the Words”

2. The Kith, or the Fifth of the Law

3. The Book of Reproofs

4. The Iteration of the Law

KEY: Love and obey

Love of God — 4:37; 7:7, 8; 23:5

Obey God — 4:40; 11:26-28; 30:8-20

Love for God — 6:4, 5; 30:6, 16, 20

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