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The Commentators' Bible: Deuteronomy

Being a Bible Guy includes being a “parshanut” guy — someone who’s interested in how earlier exegetes [מפרשים, mepharshim] have tried to resolve things in the Bible that are difficult to understand.   124 more words


The fear of God

“This very day I will begin to put terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.” Deuteronomy 2:25… 214 more words


Deuteronomy 2: The Warrior God

 Deuteronomy 2: 1-25 ‘Here There Once Were Giants’

(After you has stayed at Kadesh as many days as you did) we journeyed back into the wilderness, in the direction of the Red Sea, as the LORD had told me and skirted Mount Seir for many days. 2,867 more words


Deuteronomy 17-21: God Is With Us.

There is but one God and those who would worship false gods in the new land, as Moses was predicting they would, must be put to death. 1,311 more words


More is not always better!

Deuteronomy 14 – 20

I was in a breakfast meeting in Brazil a few years back with one of the nation’s top leaders. He was, at that time, CEO of a large, religious, non profit organization. 846 more words

Old Testament

Divination in Deuteronomy

Recently, in a fit of over-ambitiousness, I embarked on a plan to read the entire Bible during Lent. Initially, I fell behind and had to catch up by reading the assigned daily reading and then also circling back to what I had missed before. 478 more words