The Bible Project: Deuteronomy

Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus

At the end of his life, Moses delivers a final call to covenant faithfulness. He covers the story so far, a collection of laws, and a charge for Israel to listen and obey rather than rebel. He sees Israel’s dismal future as well as their promised hope.

Watch: Deuteronomy

Read: Deuteronomy 1-3

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In this passage Moses recounts what happened to the Israelites at Mt. Sinai, including the giving of the 10 Commandments.

Watch: Deuteronomy 4-5

Read: Deuteronomy 4-6

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In this passage we hear the famous "Shema": "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Loving God is at the center of the Law.

Watch: Deuteronomy 6-8

Read: Deuteronomy 7-9

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In this video we explore the importance of the ancient laws in the Old Testament. Why are they in the Bible, and what do they say to followers of Jesus? We explore how they fulfilled a strategic purpose in one key phase of the biblical story, leading up to Jesus who fulfilled the law and summarized it in the call to love God and love your neighbor as yourself.

Watch: The Law

Read: Deuteronomy 10-12

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Did you know that the arrangement of the Old Testament in Christian Bibles is not original? Along with all ancient Jews, Jesus encountered the Scriptures as a three-part collection of scrolls known as the Torah, Prophets, and Writings, or “TaNaK” for short. In this video we’ll explore why this matters, and what happens when you read the Hebrew Scriptures in the traditional Jewish order.

Watch: TaNak - Old Testament

Read: Deuteronomy 13-14

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Today we hear more details about how to obey the command for Sabbath rest, including yearly festivals.

Watch: Deuteronomy 15-16

Read: Deuteronomy 15-16

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Now we encounter the laws about justice. Particularly laws pertaining to murder, lying, stealing, and coveting. It is also here that we see the famous phrase - an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

Watch: Deuteronomy 19-20

Read: Deuteronomy 17-20

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Here we see a large list of laws and commands that may be best summed up by the idea of the value God gives to life.

Watch: Deuteronomy 21-22

Read: Deuteronomy 21-23

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Israel is to keep their camp pure. Why was purity in the camp so necessary? Because God's presence was with them.

Watch: Deuteronomy 23-25

Read: Deuteronomy 24-27

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Here are the blessings and curses that God promises to give to Israel based on their obedience or disobedience of his law.

Watch: Deuteronomy 26-28

Read: Deuteronomy 28-29

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Israel will disobey God and be driven out from the land because God has not yet given them the heart they need to keep his law.

Watch: Deuteronomy 29-30

Read: Deuteronomy 30-31

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Moses delivers his final words of warning and wisdom to the Israelites before they enter the promised land. This is the epic conclusion of the Torah! And, spoiler alert: Moses dies.

Watch: Torah: Deuteronomy

Read: Deuteronomy 32-34

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