Since this word, Deuteronomy, means ‘the Second Law’, what is the ‘first law’ and why was the book of Deuteronomy written since it’s not a copy of it? Made of of three sermons that summarize the wilderness journey and encourage ongoing faithful obedience to God, this talk addresses who and when it was written and for what occasion, as well as how to bring its lessons forward today. For instance, why did Christ Jesus quote the Book of Deuteronomy so often and where? If the Deuteronomy text is what Jesus pulled from his own memorization of the Hebrew Scriptures early in his ministry (The Temptations), then it must contain spiritual wisdom that we too can rely on during difficult times. Although the book of Deuteronomy was written to appear as Moses’ farewell address to the Israelites after the long wilderness crossing, there is a rich story of when it was written and why. Its fascinating history, authorship and background will be shared to illumine this special book of the five Books of Moses that contains Judaism’s most sacred text: “The Lord our God is one Lord.” Enjoy this audio lecture in CD format or MP3 instant digital download. Runtime: 57 minutes
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