Dating the book of judges
The Lord names love as the reason that He brought Israel out of Egypt “with a mighty hand” and redeemed them (Deuteronomy 7:7-9).What a wonderful thing to be free from the bondage of sin and loved by an all-powerful God!They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” (Deuteronomy -47) Brief Summary: The Israelites are commanded to remember four things: God’s faithfulness, God’s holiness, God’s blessings, and God’s warnings.Blessings are promised to those who obey (; -19; -15), and famine is promised to those who break the law (-17).The theme of blessing and cursing is continued in chapters 27-30.Chapter 34 relates the circumstances of Moses’ death. Pisgah, where the Lord showed him the Promised Land that he could not enter.At 120 years old, but still with good eyesight and the strength of youth, Moses died in the presence of the Lord.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-7) “He said to them, ‘Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.The book of Deuteronomy ends with a short obituary on this great prophet.Foreshadowings: Many New Testament themes are present in the Book of Deuteronomy.During the time of His testing in the wilderness, Jesus quoted from the book of Deuteronomy three times (Matthew 4).In so doing, Jesus illustrated for us the necessity of hiding God’s Word in our hearts that we might not sin against Him (Psalm 1).