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					Making the Transition

       Deuteronomy
From Moses to National Identity
                           Review
   Genesis – Why?
     Why  God needed to make a Covenant with
      Israel
     Structure:
       Cosmological  Origins Stories (1-11) + Ancestor
        Hero Stories (12-50)
       Four Story Cycles:
            Origins of All Kinds (1-11): What is the nature of reality?
            Abraham (12-25): Who are we as a people?
            Jacob (26-36): What is our character?
            Joseph (37-50): How did we get to Egypt?
           Review: Genesis diagrammed
           Creation norm plus 10 moral genealogies
Creation




           Genesis 1-11              Genesis 12-50
                       Review
   Exodus – What?
     What  is the Covenant between God and Israel
      all about?
     Structure:
       Struggles  (1-19)
       Stipulations (20-24)
       Symbols (25-40)
                     Review
   Leviticus – How?
     How   does it feel to live in this Covenant
      relationship with God?
     Theme Verses (19:1-2): The LORD said to
      Moses, "Speak to the entire assembly of
      Israel and say to them: 'Be holy because I,
      the LORD your God, am holy.’”
                    Leviticus:
    How Does the Covenant Feel and Function?

   1-7 Personal Inward Cleansing (offerings)
   8-10 Symbolic National Cleansing (priests)
   11-15 Personal Outward Cleansing
   16 Symbolic National Cleansing (“Day of
    Atonement”)
   17-25 General Instructions Concerning Clean
    and Unclean Living
   26 Curses & Blessings (Covenant tie-in)
   27 Appendix: Instructions Concerning
    Dedications
            Numbers:
     Who Is in the Covenant?

 1-10 – Signing on the Dotted Line
 11-25 – Covenant Breaking & Renewal
 26-36 – Covenant Reaffirmation
  (including a summary of the Covenant
  Calendar) and a final push toward
  Canaan
            Review & Anticipation
 Genesis – Why?
 Exodus – What?
 Leviticus – How?
 Numbers – Who?
 Deuteronomy – How Long?
     How  long will the Covenant remain in effect?
     For only the generation that stood at Sinai?
     For all generations to come?
                Deuteronomy
   Literary “Feel”
     Personal—Last  Will & Testament of Moses
     Passionate—Given on the eve of crossing into
      the promised land from the one who had
      traveled long with both God and Israel
     Poignant—A dying man’s testimony delivered
      with deep meaning to the people he loved
                      Deuteronomy
   Literary Character:
     “Farewell      Testament”
        Cf.   Jacob (Genesis 48-50), Joshua (Joshua 23-24)
     Shaped      in Covenant Structure:
        “Book of the Law” found during Josiah’s reform? (2
         Kings 22-23)
        “Deuteronomist” document of Wellhausen’s source
         theory?
              J – “Yahwist” (Exodus & Covenant stories)
              E – “Elohist” (Creation and older stories woven into “J”)
              P – “Priestly” (Leviticus & other Priestly Codes)
              D – “Deuteronomist” (Deuteronomy and later editing of
               Pentateuch)
                          Deuteronomy
   Literary Development:
       Textual Units (each begins “these are/this is”)
            1:1-4:43
            4:44-11:32
            12:1-26:19
            27:1-28:68
            29:1-32:52
            33:1-34:12
       Three Addresses (by Moses) + Concluding Events
            First Speech (1:1-4:43)
            Second Speech (4:44-28:68; except for chapter 27)
            Third Speech (29-30)
            Concluding Events (31-34)
                  Deuteronomy

   Literary Structure (as Covenant Document)
     Prologue (1-4) – Preamble + Historical Prologue
     Covenant in Summary (5-11) – Stipulations
     Core Covenant Stipulations (12-26) – Stipulations
     Curses & Blessings (27-28) – Curses & Blessings
     Covenant Renewal (29-32) – Document Clause
     Epilogue (33-34)
                      Deuteronomy
   Note these things:
       Name “Deuteronomy” from 17:18 (Septuagint)
       Slight difference in “Decalogue” (compare Exodus 20 with
        Deuteronomy 5)
       The “Shema” (6:4-5) becomes the fundamental
        Israelite/Jewish/Christian testimony (see Matthew 22:37)
       Jesus quotes Deuteronomy more than any other Hebrew Bible
        book except the Psalms, including his defense against Satan in
        the Wilderness Temptations
       “Hear” (50x); “Keep/Observe/Obey” (177x); out of a heart of
        “love” (21x)
       Promise of prophets and the great Prophet (18:15-22)
       Mandate for covenant renewal at Shechem (27:11-26)
       Moses’ last days (31), song (32), blessing (33), death (34)
                Bible “Big Picture”
   Covenant Making – God establishes a covenant
    relationship with a missional community by way of a
    redemptive act
       Genesis – Why?
       Exodus – What?
       Leviticus – How?
       Numbers – Who?
       Deuteronomy – How Long?
 Covenant Living – God guides the covenant relationship
  with the missional community by way of authorized
  spokespersons
 Covenant Questions – God nurtures the covenant
  relationship with a missional community by way of
  spiritual wisdom and insight

				
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