VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
BIBLE INSTITUTE, VBCBI
Victory Baptist Church Bible Institute
3rd year, 1st semester
Russell Earl Kelly, PHD
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1. Chapters 1-3 are a _________ at the end of ________ years explaining how and why ___________ was there.
2. Why does God include the statutes and judgments with the commandments when He says not to add to them or diminish them (4:1-2?)
3. What was God’s plan for drawing other nations to worship Him? (4:6-8; Romans 11))
4. What was the old covenant? (4:13-46)
5. List 3 differences between the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5.
6. Most of Deuteronomy repeats the commandments, judgments and statutes from Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers. Why are they so thoroughly mixed together?
7. Which part of the Law was to be in the hearts of old covenant Israelites? (6:1-9)
8. What is the “righteousness of the law”? (6:25; Phil 3:9-10)
9. Why did God chose Abraham and Israel above all other people and nations? (7:6-8)
10. The old covenant with Israel was conditional with many “if”s. How do we explain this in view of God’s unconditional covenant with Abraham? (Gen 12:1-4; Deut 11:27-28)
11. Centuries before David would conquer the Jebusite capital of Jebusi, God had planned His city of ____________ (12 all)
12. Liberals teach that Deuteronomy was written about 620 B. C. How would that affect Deuteronomy 12? (2 Kg 22:8)
13. 14:23-29 describes eating tithes and firstfruits. Were these given to the Levites and priests for their wages or were they eaten by the producer?
14. What were the cities of refuge? (19 all)
15. Why did God command Israel to kill all people and animals in the land of their inheritance (20:16-18)?
16. What evidence is there that Deuteronomy is the favorite Hebrew book of the Law? (21-25)
17. 25:1-10 What is the Levirate law?
18. What were biblical firstfruits? (26:1-4; Neh 10:35-37a)
19. 26:12-19 What was the third year tithe?
20. Where is Deuteronomy 27:26 found in the New Testament?
21. List 3 things which happened during the 40 years in the desert. (29:5-6)
22. What is the prophecy of chapter 30?
23. How is 30:10-14 used by Paul in Romans 10:4-8?
24. How much of the law did Moses write in a book for elders and kings to read? (31:24)
25. How healthy was Moses when he died? (34:7)
ANSWERS: DEUTERONOMY, VBCBI
1. rehearsal (history); 40; Israel
2. The Law was an indivisible whole for national Israel under the (old) covenant.
3. God wanted Israel to obey Him and be so blessed that other nations would be drawn to worship Him (Romans 11).
4. The old covenant was the indivisible set of laws containing the Ten Commandments (testimonies), (civil-judicial) Judgments and (ceremonial-worship) statutes/ordinances for Israel. It was temporary and conditional until Messiah (Gal 3:19). It did not include others who were not circumcised and did not live with them.
5. (1) Rest from Egyptian bondage is emphasized more. (2) Creation is not associated with the Sabbath. And (3) the final commandments are slightly reworded.
6. They are inter-mixed because they are equal in authority and in defining sin.
7. All three parts: commandments, judgments and statutes
8. The “righteousness of the law” was to be the sanctification of perfect obedience (Rom 9:31-32; Phil 3:9-10)
9. Because He wanted to; God is transcendent.
10. The conditional old covenant was always temporary and between the eventual unconditional everlasting-new covenant (Gal 3:19; Ps 110:4; Jer 31:31-36; Heb 8:8-13)
12. If Deuteronomy were written around 630 B. C., the Bible promotes a deliberate lie because Jerusalem existed since 1000 B. C. — and Josiah’s priests lied.
13. Both. There were 3 tithes adding to about 23 1/3%. Deuteronomy does not discuss the first whole Levitical tithe. It discusses a second yearly festival tithe and a 3rd poor tithe every third year.
14. The cities of refuge protected persons guilty of accidental manslaughter from relatives who were expected to avenge innocent blood. They did not protect presumptuous murderers.
15. The lifestyle of those nations was so wicked that even the animals had been corrupted. This prevented adopted children from returning to abominable practices.
16. Deuteronomy is quoted extremely often in the New Testament. Careful researchers do not question this.
17. As in the account of Judah’s sons Er and Onan and also Ruth, close family members were expected to marry and raise children for relatives who died without surviving sons.
18. Like tithes, firstfruits were always only food from inside God’s holy land. Unlike tithes, firstfruits were the first small token offering from a harvest and could fit into a basket when carried to the priests. See also Neh 10:35-37a.
19. The third year tithe was kept in each city for distribution to the poor who included Levites. It brought the total required tithes to about 23 1/3 % (Levitical 10%; festival 10%; poor 10% every third year — plus offerings, head taxes, local government taxes, Roman taxes, road use taxes, etc.)
20. Galatians 3:10. It is a major component in Paul’s argument for the necessity of righteousness by faith alone.
21. (1) Their clothes did not wear out. (2) Their shoes did not wear out. (3) They did not drink intoxicating wine or beer.
22. Israel would eventually go into captivity but would return in faith and obedience (for its millennial blessings). (Rev 20)
23. The word “law” is replaced by the words “faith” and “Christ.”
24. All of it, including the Ten Commandments, judgments and statutes. Evidently many copies were made for kings and judges to read regularly.
25. At 120, Moses died with perfect vision and in perfect health.