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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?



DEUTERONOMY – LESSON SEVEN



I. MOSES’ SECOND ADDRESS – EXHORTATIONS OF THE LAW (24:1-26:19 – Part Six)


 A. Contingency law concerning divorce and remarriage (24:1-4)


B. New husbands free from army service and charge of any business for a year (24:5-6)


C. Mill or upper millstones off limits as pledges (24:6)


D. Death penalty for kidnapping and slave trade among brethren (24:7)


E. Exhortation to heed the priests regarding leprosy (24:8-9)


F. Law regarding lender approaching house of neighbor and taking pledges of the poor (24:10-13)


G. Proper treatment of poor hired servant – prompt payment of wages (24:14-15)


H. Fathers – Sons put to death for own sin, not the sin of father or son (24:16)


I. Proper treatment of sojourner, fatherless and widow – justice given (24:17-18)


J. Produce left behind at harvest to be left for the sojourner, fatherless and widow  (24:19-22)


K. In matters of controversy, judges are to justify righteous and condemn wicked – stripes not to exceed forty (25:1-3)


L. Ox not to be muzzled when treading out the grain (25:4)


M. Levirate law – man taking dead brother’s wife to produce a son to keep dead brother’s name alive – the actions of the widow when brother refused (25:5-10)


N. Contingency law regarding two men fighting – wife of one man must not touch the private parts of the other man (25:11-12)


O. Demand for just weights and measurements (25:13-16)


P. Continue to remember the actions of Amalek (25:17-19)


Q. Law regarding the bringing forth the first fruits and the third year tithes (26:1-11)


R. Moses’ summation of his second address regarding the law and God’s people – God is their God and they in holiness are His people (26:16-19)


1. For what reason or reasons could a husband divorce his wife?



2. What must a husband do when he divorce his wife?



3. What could the former husband not do after the divorce?



4 Is God in this law justifying divorce?



5. What is God saying about marriage in the law regarding the new husband?



6. Why was part of a mill not to be taken as a pledge?



7. Under the Law of Moses, kidnapping was equivalent to __________________ and punishable by _____________________



8. Why were the people to remember Miriam when told to follow he directions of the priest regarding leprosy?



9. Why must a lender not go into the house of the borrower when determining the pledge?



10. A poor man’s garment could not be taken for a pledge (T) (F)



11. What action is considered “oppressing” a hired servant and “a sin?”



12. If children are not to be put to death for the sin of their father, why were the sons of Achan put to

            death when he sinned (Joshua 7:24)?



13 What actions should not be taken and those taken in remembering that Israel was a bondman in Egypt?



14. What should justice look like in Israel?



15. The principle of Deuteronomy 25:4 is applied in the New Testament in what way?



16. How does the Levirate law illustrate the power of personal shame being a deterrent?



17. How important to God and His people were “just” weights and measurements?


 

18 How could Israel not forget, but remember Amalek while also fulfilling the commandment to “blot out the remembrance of Amalek?”



19. What did the remarks of each worshipper reveal as to why they brought the basket of “first fruits” before the priest and the       altar?



20. Who was “the Syrian” father to Israel who “was ready to perish?”

  


21. For what was the tithe in the third year to be used?



22. Was this a “second tithe” during the year?



23. Why does one offering the tithe of the third year remembering before God the specific requirements regarding the dead

      (cf. 26:14)?



24. From Moses’ conclusion of his second address, what do you learn…


 (a). regarding how one should keep the law of God?


 (b).  as to what is involved when one makes Jehovah his God?


 (c). regarding how God views His people?