Deuteronomy 4 – 6
Will there be many Jews?
Deuteronomy 4:27 taken by itself seems to contradict God’s earlier promises to Abraham. This is not a serious criticism made by a seriously careful critic, but nonetheless, it should be addressed.
The follow up text provides a conditional, based on Israel repenting on the actions which lead to their destruction, and them ernestly seeking God, they would be restored. Thus it is fair to say, that there isn’t a contradiction, but a condition is put on the promise to Abraham, that the Israelites should obey God, if the promise/ covenant is to stand.
Apart from that, it’s reasonably straight forward, a caution against idols; refreshing some stuff like cities of refuge and the ten commandments, and caution against disobeying the law.
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