Category: 105-Deuteronomy


Deuteronomy 11.8-12

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 11.8-12.

In this Essay, I discuss how one interprets the Hebrew words mitsvah, and tzavah affect how one reads what Moses presented to Israel.

Additionally, I will discuss that Moses makes an important comparison between the land Israel was to inhabit and the land from which Israel was taken.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 11.8-12.

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Deuteronomy 11.2b-6

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 11.2-7.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “-His majesty, His mighty hand, His outstretched arm; the signs and the deeds that He performed in Egypt against Pharaoh king of Egypt and all his land; what He did to Egypt’s army, its horses and chariots; how the LORD rolled back upon them the waters of the Sea of Reeds when they were pursuing you, thus destroying them once and for all; what He did for you in the wilderness before you arrived in this place; and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab son of Rueben, when the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them, along with their households, their tents, and every living thing in their train, from amidst all Israel-”

Additionally, I will discuss that Deuteronomy 11.2b-6 serves as an important role between 11.2a and 11.7.

I will also discuss that 11.2b-6 functions as a means to describe “the lesson of the LORD” found in 11.2a.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 11.2b-6.

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Deuteronomy 11.2a, 11.7

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 11.2-7.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “Take thought this day that it was not your children, who neither experienced nor witnessed the lesson of the LORD your God… but that it was you who saw with your own eyes all the marvelous deeds that the LORD performed.”

Additionally, I will discuss that Deuteronomy 11.2a serves as the opening statement for Moses, which will be concluded in Deuteronomy 11.7. I will also discuss that Deuteronomy 11.2b-6 serves as important role between 11.2a and 11.7.

I will also discuss that 11.2a and 11.7 function as a means to describe the life experience of the people being identified in 11.2a and 11.7.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 11.2a, 11.7.

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Deuteronomy 11.1

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 11.1.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “Love, therefore, the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His laws, His rules, and His commandments.”

Additionally, I will discuss that Moses is instructing Israel to be attentive to the divine legal code that Jehovah had given to Israel.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 11.1.

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Deuteronomy 10.20-22

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 10.20-22.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “You must revere the LORD your God: only Him shall you worship, to Him shall you hold fast, and by His name shall you swear. He is your glory and He is your God, who wrought for you those marvelous, awesome deeds that you saw with your own eyes. Your ancestors went down to Egypt seventy persons in all; and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.”

In this Essay, I will again discuss that Moses is not establishing monotheism.

In having that discussion, I will show that Moses is exhorting Israel to deistic devotion.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 10.20-22.

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Deuteronomy 10.19

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 10.19.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “You too must befriend the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

In this Essay, I will discuss the concept of befriend, and the concept of stranger, explaining why it was necessary for Israel to this specific instruction given by Moses.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 10.19.

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Deuteronomy 10.18

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For this Torah Portion, I look specifically at Deuteronomy 10.18.

In this Essay, I discuss Moses’ statement “but upholds the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and befriends the stranger, providing him with food and clothing.”

In this Essay, I will discuss the context in which Jehovah shows no favor.

Here is the discussion: Deuteronomy 10.18.

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