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DEUTERONOMY – LESSON FIVE


I. MOSES’ SECOND ADDRESS – EXHORTATIONS OF THE LAW (16:1-18:22 – Part Four)

A. Three important feasts to observe – Males assembling in God’s appointed place (16:1-17)

1. The Passover (v. 1-8)

2. The feast of weeks (v. 9-12)

3. The feast of tabernacles (v. 13-17)

B. Instructions to the judges in the cities – required justice (16:18-20)

C. Prohibition of erecting an idolatrous Asherah or any other column near the altar of Jehovah (16:21)

D. Prohibition of sacrificing oxen and sheep with a blemish – An abomination unto Jehovah (17:1)

E. Detailed instructions in dealing with covenant breakers (17:2-7)

F. Instructions to appeal to priests and the judge in the place God chooses for solving more difficult cases (17:8-13).

G. Instructions regarding choosing a king and specific prohibitions and demands of the one who is king (17:14-20).

H. The priests and Levites share in the portions of the sacrifices – taken care of because they minister before Jehovah                  (18:1-8).

I. Warning to stay away from the divination abominations in the land God’s people will possess (18:9-14).

J. A prophet like Moses to be raised up from among God’s people – all must hearken to God’s prophet (18:15-19).

K. The test of a true prophet (18:20-22)


QUESTIONS:

1. What month is designated as the one when the Passover is be observed?  When in the Jewish year was the Passover observed     and why?


2. What kind of bread was to be eaten during the Passover observance and what is it called?


3. What feast was observed seven weeks after the Passover?


4 What time of the year was it observed?


5. What connection with the past did the present observing of the feast of tabernacles have?


6. Why was this observance especially to be filled with joy?


7. Knowing the earlier teaching regarding the three feasts (Leviticus 23, Numbers 28, 29) what important fact is added to the     instructions we read in Deuteronomy 16?


8. What could hinder the appointed judges in making righteous judgments among God’s people?


9. Following justice was essential to what ends?


10. What two things are specifically mentioned as not being allowed to be set up beside the altar of  Jehovah?


11. Regarding the sacrifices, what was an abomination to God?


12. What is considered evil before God?


13 What procedure was followed in making sure justice was served in putting to death those who do evil among God’s people?


14. To whom were God’s people to appeal to in matters too difficult for them to solve?


15. One is considered by God to be acting presumptuously if they do what?


16. How serious is presumptuous sin before God?


17. What prediction is made by Moses as to why God’s people would want a king to reign over them when they inherit the land?

 

18 Since Jehovah was to choose who the king was, is it right to assume He was pleased with God’s people wanting a king?


19. What is the one reason underlying all prohibitions regarding the actions of the king that would rule among God’s people?


20. How important would “Daily Bible Reading” be to the well-being of the king?

  

21. Since the Levites had no inheritance like the other tribes of Israel, how would they be provided for?


22. Were the priests allowed to keep the proceeds from the selling of private property?


23. What practices of the nations were abominations before Jehovah?


24. What warnings should we take to heart today as we observe these abominations?


25. Why was Moses considered a prophet?


26. Who would be the prophet like unto Moses for all to hear?


27. How would God’s people know that a prophet was NOT speaking from Jehovah?


28. From this test, who can we say are not speaking for God today?




DEUTERONOMY – LESSON SIX


I. MOSES’ SECOND ADDRESS – EXHORTATIONS OF THE LAW (19:1-23:25 – Part Five)

A. Instructions regarding the cities of refuge (19:1-13)

B. Command to not remove tribal landmarks (19:14)

C. Instructions regarding witnessing against one another (19:15-21)

D. Instructions regarding forming an army and conduct in future wars (20:1-20)

E. Instructions as to what to do when slain body is found in the fields (21:1-9)

F. Marriage of women captured in battle (21:10-14)

G. Instructions regarding sons of two wives not equally loved (21:15-17)

H. Instructions regarding a stubborn and disobedient son (21:18-21)

I. Instructions regarding length of time an executed person’s body should hang on a tree (21:22-23)

J. Instructions regarding items of brethren lost and found (22:1-4)

K. Instructions emphasizing distinctive dress among men and women (22:5)

L. Instructions regarding finding a mother bird nesting with her young (22:6-7)

M. Necessity of building protective battlement on one’s new house (22:8)

N. Prohibitions regarding mingling diverse things in seed, animals at work and clothing (22:9-11)

O. Instructions regarding the fringes or tassels at the border of the garments (22:12)

P. Instructions emphasizing purity in the sexual relationship between men and women (22:13-30)

Q. Instructions regarding those who cannot and who can enter the assemblies of the Israelites (23:1-8)

R. Instructions regarding keeping the army’s camp clean (23:9-14)

S. Instructions regarding receiving an escaped slave (23:15-16)

T. Prohibition of prostitutes and sodomites among God’s people (23:17-18)

U. Instructions regarding the lending money with interest (23:19-20)

V. Instructions regarding vows (23:21-23)

W. Instructions regarding eating the fruit and grain of a neighbor’s field (23:24-25)


QUESTIONS:

1. What do the instructions regarding the cities of refuge tell you about God’s sense of justice?


2. Does the positioning of the cities of refuge have a definite purpose?


3. What do the six cities of refuge tell you about the fulfillment of God’s land promise to Abraham and the Jews?


4 How important to God was a neighbor’s landmark?


5. What protective means did God set in place to help a person from being “railroaded?”


6. Describe the men who would be allowed to fight Israel’s battles?


7. Why was Israel to proclaim peace to a city when Israel came to fight against the city?


8. Why was God’s demand to save alive nothing that breathes not applied to all cities of the enemy?


9. Why were some trees spared among besieged cities?


10. Why did a found slain body require more than a burial among God’s people?


11. How did the instructions regarding innocent blood play a part in the trial of Jesus?


12. It was always a sin to marry a “foreign woman” (T) (F)  Explain the basis for your answer:


13 How was the firstborn son protected in families with multiple wives?


14.What important lessons today would our young people learn if they witnessed or heard of what happened to disobedient children      under the Law of Moses?


15. How could Israel defile the land even after they obeyed God in putting a person to death?


16. “Finders keepers (losers weepers)” was a proper ethic among God’s people. (T) (F)


17. Distinction among the sexes is to be honored in one’s dress and appearance among God’s people (T) (F)

 

18 A bird’s nest could not be “robbed” among God’s people (T) (F)


19. What could happen if you did not follow God’s “building code” in building your new house in the promised land?


20. What did the law prohibiting plowing with an ox and an ass together reveal about what is important to God?

  

21. How was the law concerning the garment’s border being viewed in Jesus’ day?


22. What folly and evil were deserving of death under the Law of Moses?


23. What must a man do who forces a virgin to have sexual relations with him?


24. To what does the “uncovering” one’s “father’s skirt” refer?


25. Why were Ammonites and Moabites not allowed in Israel’s assembly while future generations of Edom and Egypt would be       allowed?


26. Why did God give specific instructions for cleanliness in the army’s camp?


27. How were oppressed servants protected?


28. Did it matter how people earned their money but only that they would give to the treasury?


29. You could lend to your fellow Israelite and receive interest if it were not a high interest rate under the Law of Moses. (T) (F)


30. How important is keeping your promises before God?


31. “My vineyard is your vineyard” was seen under what limited circumstances in the promised land?