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Deuteronomy 4:1 (That You May Live)

Deuteronomy 4:1
That You May Live

In our sermon last week, which ended Chapter 3, we were shown a chiasm which continues through much of this chapter, even to verse 22. The beginning and ending parts of that chiasm revealed that Moses wanted to cross the Jordan (verse 3:25), but that he must not do so (verse 4:22).Read the rest

Deuteronomy 3:21-29 (Speak No More to Me of This Matter)

Deuteronomy 3:21-29
Speak No More to Me of This Matter

Last week, we saw a short chiasm which helped us determine what was going on in the passage that was set before us. In today’s passage, another chiasm starts, and it will continue about halfway through Chapter 4. We’ll lay it out now and then you can contemplate it as we go through the verses.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 3:12-20 (Until the Lord Has Given Rest)

Deuteronomy 3:12-20
Until the Lord Has Given Rest

The words of this passage speak of possessing land, the division of the land, and the possession of other land by the rest of Israel at a future point. However, there is a difference between the land given to those on one side of the Jordan and those on the other.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 3:1-11 (The Defeat of Og, King of Bashan)

Deuteronomy 3:1-11
The Defeat of Og, King of Bashan

At times, I have to stop and wonder if the passage I’m evaluating for you is being given proper treatment concerning the pictorial or typological patterns that I am making. I have to ask, “Does this really fit, or am I simply making things fit what I want it to say.Read the rest

Deuteronomy 2:24-37 (The Defeat of Sihon, King of Heshbon)

Deuteronomy 2:24-37
The Defeat of Sihon, King of Heshbon

The account here is parallel to that found in Numbers 21. The two really have to be taken together to get a full view of what is going on. And for the most part, that is what will be presented. When something needs to be compared to, or aligned with, the earlier story of Sihon, it will be laid out for you in that way.Read the rest