Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Deuteronomy: Outlines

Deuteronomy Outlines:

REVIEWING THE JOURNEY (Looking Back at what God has done) Deuteronomy 1-4

2- RESTATING THE LAW (Looking Up to what God expects) Deuteronomy 5-26

a. Ten Commandments repeated, interpreted (Deuteronomy 5-7) (Ch. 5 is a miniature version of the book)

c. History of God’s faithfulness reviewed (Deuteronomy 8-11)

d. Religious regulations (Deuteronomy 12-18): One place to worship 12), No worship of other gods (13), Kosher diet (14), Debt & Bondage (15), Feasts (16), Judicial, Executive Law (17),Priests & Prophets (18)

l. Civil law (Deuteronomy 19-21): Cities of Refuge (19); Going to War (20); Civil Law (21); Crime & Punishment to Protect the Home (Deuteronomy 22-26)

3- REGARDING THE FUTURE (Looking forward to what God will do) Deuteronomy 27-30

a. Blessings & Curses (Deuteronomy 27-28)

b. Renewal of Covenant (Covenant of Moab) (Deuteronomy 29-30)

4- REQUIEM TO MOSES Deuteronomy 31-34

a. Israel’s Rebellion Predicted – Deuteronomy 31

b. Song of Moses – Prophetic of Israel Deuteronomy 32

c. Blessing of the Tribes – Deuteronomy 33

d. Death, Burial of Moses – Deuteronomy 34

FIVE DIVISIONS OF DEUTERONOMY

1- “These are the words” (1:1)

2- “This is the law (torah)” (4:44)

3- “This is the commandment” (6:1)

4- “These are the words of the covenant” (29:1)

5- “This is the blessing” (33:1)


EIGHT ORATIONS

First Oration (Deuteronomy 1:6 - 4:40)

Second Oration (Deuteronomy 4:44 - 26:19)

Third Oration (Deuteronomy 27-28)

Fourth Oration (Deuteronomy 29-30)

Fifth Oration (Deuteronomy 31:1-13)

Sixth Oration Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32)

Seventh Oration (Deuteronomy 33)

Eighth Oration (Deuteronomy 34)


HITTITE SUZERAINTY TREATY – ISRAEL’S NATIONAL CONSITUTION

Preamble: Opening Remarks (Deuteronomy 1:1-5)

Historical:Prologue - Relationship of Ruler & people (Deuteronomy 1:6 - 4:49)

Basic Stipulations: General principles guiding behavior (Deuteronomy 5:1 - 11:32)

Detailed Stipulations: Specific rules to be followed (Deuteronomy 12:1-26:19)

Document Clause: Citizens ratify constitution (Deuteronomy 27:1-26)

Blessings: Benefits of relationship (Deuteronomy 28:1-14)

Curses: Penalties for breaking the treaty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68)

Recapitulation: Reviews & sums up treaty (Deuteronomy 29:1 - 30:10)

Arrangement for succession: Continuation of the treaty (Deuteronomy 31:33)


STRIKING FEATURES of Deuteronomy

Old Testament’s Greatest Doctrinal Statement (Deuteronomy 6:4)

First Mention of Great Tribulation (Deuteronomy 4:29-31)

Promise of a Coming Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:15-19)

Test for False & True Prophets (Deuteronomy 18:20-22)

Prewritten history of Israel in Land (Deuteronomy 28-30)

Palestinian Covenant (Deuteronomy 29:1 - 30:10)

Prophetic Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32)

Lonely & Strange Death of Moses (Deuteronomy 34:5-8)

OUR SAVIOUR’S FAVORITE BOOK (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; Deuteronomy 8:3; 6:16; 6:13; 10:20)