Why does the book of Deuteronomy have such a weird name?

Yesterday, I introduced the book of Deuteronomy as a bold, risky, truth-telling book.  But what in the world is this name Deuteronomy all about? To answer that question, we first need to find where Deuteronomy is located in the Bible.  Deuteronomy is, in fact, the fifth book of the Bible. Starting with Genesis, we continueContinue reading “Why does the book of Deuteronomy have such a weird name?”

Moses’ fireside chat: Introducing Deuteronomy, a bold, risky book of truth-telling

I want you to imagine a scene with me.  In this scene older adults sit down with their family.  Splayed out around them are their kids, grandkids, and maybe even great-grandkids.  The older adult then starts telling the family history.  They include the familiar stories, and they tell ones never heard. What I am describingContinue reading “Moses’ fireside chat: Introducing Deuteronomy, a bold, risky book of truth-telling”