Reading through the Bible: day 64

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.

What are your thoughts?


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One thought on “Reading through the Bible: day 64”

  1. The Jews were demonstrably scattered and are being gathered again; Presumably the rest of the tribes were also scattered and are being gathered as well, perhaps seeking out those that claim to be the gathering of the other tribes would be an interesting task, maybe they would have more to say on the subject.

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