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I. MOSES’ FIRST ADDRESS (1:6 – 4:43)

A. Introduction of the book – previous teachings confirmed (1:1-5)

1. Book ties together Moses’ previous teachings in the Israelites as they journeyed to various places in the                    wilderness to the addresses he is about to make in this book (v. 1).

2. While it is only eleven days journey from Horeb to Kadeshbarnea, Moses was now speaking to his people who                 had not yet gone into the promised land in the eleventh month of the fortieth year (v. 2-3).

3. God was still faithful for he has recently killed kings of Sihon at Jahaz and Og at Edrei (v. 4).

4. East of the Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses begins his address (v. 5).

B. Moses reminds God’s people of events from before Horeb to Kadesh (1:6-46).

            1. Choosing “captains” as assistants to judge a vast people

            2. The lack of faith to possess the “promised land”

C. Moses reminds God’s people of events from before Kadesh to the territory of the Amorites (2:1-23).

D. The conquest of the Amorites (2:24-37)

            1. God’s people were commanded to pass through, buy goods, but not fight or possess the land that been given to the                 children of Esau and Lot.

E. The conquest of the Kingdom of Og – the view of the land (3:1-11)

F. The division of the land conquered (3:12-20)

G. Appointment of Joshua as successor of Moses (3:21-29)

H. Moses exhorts people of God to faithfully observe or obey the Law (4:1-40)

I. Idolatry specifically forbidden (4:15-24)

J The threat of dispersion among heathen in case of disobedience (4:25-28)

K. Choice of three cities of refuge east of the Jordan (4:31-43)


1. How long a journey was it from Mt. Horeb to Kadesh?  Why is this a significant fact?  

2. When God told His people to depart from Mt. Horeb, where did He want His people to go?

3. How were the appointed captains to help Moses judge the people?

4. Why were they not to “fear the face” of the people?

5. What is the basic reason for the Israelites not possession the promised land when they came to Kadesh?

6. Among the children of Israel, who all would go in to possess the land?

7. What shows the consequences of sin can be harsh?

8. To whom had God given the region of Mt. Seir as a possession?

9. God reminds the people of Israel that while they were now buying food and water, in the wilderness He had been      _________________________   ________________________ and they ____________________________________.  

10. How long had it been from the time Israel had been in Kadesh to the time for them to pass over the brook Zared?

What promise had God now fulfilled?

11. The land of Moab was a possession of the children of _________________________.

12. Who were the two Amorite kings the children of Israel defeated?

13. What was the size of the King of Bashan’s iron bed?

14. What three tribes of Israel were given the newly conquered cities east of the Jordan River?

15. What were the men of these three tribes to do before they were to settle in their land?

16. How did God respond to Moses’ request to go over and see the good land promised to God’s people?

17. What was essential for the people to do if they were to live in and possess the land promised to them?

18. What two conditions are essential if one is going to keep the commandments of the Lord?

19. What had the people seen because of Baal-peor?

20.  What are some consequences of idolatry?

21. What made Israel a “great” nation?

22. How many cities of refuge were appointed on the east side of the Jordan

23. What was the purpose for appointed the cities of refuge?