The Covenant Setting
Events at Horeb
Instructionsat Kadesh Barnea
Disobedience at Kadesh Barnea
Judgmentat Kadesh Barnea
Unsuccessful Conquest of Canaan
Instructions Concerning Ammon
Defeatof Sihon, Kingof Heshbon
Distribution ofthe Transjordanian Allotments
Instructions tothe Transjordanian Tribes
Denial toMosesofthePromised Land
Reminder ofthe Horeb Covenant
The Nature of Israel’s God
Threat and Blessing following Covenant Disobedience
The Uniqueness of Israel’s God
The Narrative Concerning Cities of Refuge
The Setting and Introduction ofthe Covenant
The Ten Commandments
The Narrative ofthe Sinai Revelation and Israel’s Response
The Essence ofthe Covenant Principles
Exhortation to Teach the Covenant Principles
Exhortation to Worship theLord Exclusively
Exhortation to Obey theLord Exclusively
Exhortation to Remember the Past
The Basis of Israel’s Election
Promises of Good for Covenant Obedience
Exhortation toDestroy Canaanite Paganism
Exhortation to Remember ThatBlessingComesfromGod
The History of Israel’s Stubbornness
Moses’ Plea onBehalfoftheLord’s Reputation
Conclusion ofthe Historical Resume
An Exhortation to Love Both GodandPeople
The Abundance ofthe Land ofPromise
Exhortation to Instruction and Obedience
Anticipation ofa Blessing and Cursing Ceremony
Regulations for Profane Slaughter
The Sanctity of Blood
The Abomination ofPaganGods
Idolatry and False Prophets
False Prophets inthe Family
Punishment of Community Idolatry
TheOfferingof Tribute
The Spirit of Liberality
Release ofDebt Slaves
Giving GodtheBest
The Festival of Weeks
The Festival of Temporary Shelters
Provision for Justice
Examples of Legal Cases
Appeal toa Higher Court
Provision for Kingship
Provision for Prophetism
Laws Concerning Witnesses
Laws Concerning War with Canaanite Nations
Laws Concerning Wives
Laws Concerning Children
Disposition ofa Criminal’s Remains
Illustrations ofthe Principle of Purity
Purity inthe Marriage Relationship
Purity in Personal Hygiene
Purity inthe Treatment ofthe Nonprivileged
Purity in Cultic Personnel
Respect for Others’ Property
Respect forHuman Dignity
Respect forthe Sanctity of Others
Treatment ofthe Amalekites
Presentation ofthe Third-year Tithe
Narrative Interlude
The Covenant Curses
Curses as Reversal of Blessings
Cursesby Disease and Drought
Curses byDefeatand Deportation
The Curse of Reversed Status
The Curse of Military Siege
The Curse of Covenant Termination
The Exodus, Wandering, and Conquest Reviewed
The Present Covenant Setting
The Results of Disobedience
Exhortation to Covenant Obedience
The Deposit ofthe Covenant Text
The Commissioning of Joshua
Anticipation of Disobedience
Israel’s Rebellion
A Word of Judgment
The Weakness ofOther Gods
The Vindication oftheLord
Narrative Interlude
Instructionsabout Moses’ Death
A Historical Review
Blessing on Reuben
Blessing on Judah
Blessing on Levi
Blessingon Benjamin
Blessing on Joseph
Blessing on Zebulun and Issachar
Blessing on Gad
Blessing on Dan
Blessing on Naphtali
Blessingon Asher
General Praise and Blessing
The Epitaph ofMoses