S3E15: A Survey of Deuteronomy: The Covenant, the Law, and the Land

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In this episode, we give a brief overview of the book of Deuteronomy. We discuss some of the major themes of covenant, law, and land as we survey the book chapter by chapter. The book of Deuteronomy is often neglected in Christian tradition, but it was foundational for the oracles of the prophets and later the teachings of Jesus and the apostles. 

Show notes

  • Why an overview of Deuteronomy? (2:39)
  • Deuteronomy 1-3: A review to reframe history toward a particular conclusion (4:36)
  • Deuteronomy 4: Covenant, Law, and Land projected into the future (10:08)
  • Deuteronomy 5: The Decalogue, Shabbat (17:00)
  • Deuteronomy 6: The Shema (19:40)
  • Deuteronomy 7: Israel’s election (22:46)
  • Deuteronomy 8-11: Remembrance of God and his righteousness (24:44)
  • Deuteronomy 12-26: Legal matters, kings and prophets, and how the Law is often misunderstood (33:02)
  • Deuteronomy 27-28: Mount Ebal blessings and curses (45:39)
  • Deuteronomy 29-30: Covenant renewal and future restoration (48:25)
  • Deuteronomy 30: Joshua commissioned (51:10)
  • Deuteronomy 31-34: Song of Moses, the final blessing, and Moses’ death (52:09)