THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY
The English title, Deuteronomy, is a Greek word meaning “repetition of the Torah” because it
contains elements of the four previous books. In the NT there are almost 100 quotations from and
allusions to Deuteronomy. Bearing this in mind, we might be alert to hearing these words of Moses
for ourselves—not just as an address to Israel some 3500 years ago. Israel is a Covenant people, and
this has consequences for blessing or for curse—a truth that Moses hammers home to them on the brink of
crossing the Jordan. Christians are also a Covenant people;
we can take many lessons from Moses’ discourses in Deuteronomy.