Bible (KJV) 05: Deuteronomy


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Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible, and of the Jewish Torah/Pentateuch. The Hebrew title, "[spoken] words", is taken from the opening phrase, "These are the words..."; the English title is from the Greek and Latin, both meaning "second law", a mistranslation of the Hebrew phrase mishneh ha-torah ha-zoth, "a copy of this law", in Deuteronomy 17:18.

The book consists of three sermons or speeches delivered to the Israelites by Moses on the plains of Moab, shortly before they enter the Promised Land. The first sermon recapitulates the forty years of wilderness wanderings which have led to this moment, and ends with an exhortation to observe the law (or teachings); the second reminds the Israelites of the need for exclusive allegiance to one God and observance of the laws he has given them, on which their possession of the land depends; and the third offers the comfort that even should Israel prove unfaithful and so lose the land, with repentance all can be restored.

One of its most significant verses is Deuteronomy 6:4, the Shema, which has become the definitive statement of Jewish identity: "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one." Verses 6:4-5 were also quoted by Jesus in Mark 12:28-34 as part of the Great Commandment. (Modified from Wikipedia)

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Chapters

01 - Chapters 1-2 14:16 Read by Mark Penfold
02 - Chapters 3-4 16:05 Read by Michael Packard
03 - Chapters 5-7 15:40 Read by Bob Gonzalez
04 - Chapters 8-10 15:28 Read by Michael Packard
05 - Chapters 11-13 17:47 Read by Michael Packard
06 - Chapters 14-16 13:52 Read by Rob Paire
07 - Chapters 17-19 12:14 Read by TriciaG
08 - Chapters 20-22 13:23 Read by TriciaG
09 - Chapters 23-25 11:48 Read by TriciaG
10 - Chapters 26-27 6:45 Read by GabrielleC
11 - Chapter 28 14:11 Read by Janet Williams
12 - Chapters 29-31 12:15 Read by GabrielleC
13 - Chapters 32-34 18:38 Read by Michael Packard

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