Deuteronomy and the Ten

I am on vacation with my family in Sapphire, North Carolina. It is beautiful up here, though it rains all the time. This area is a national rain forest (who knew?). Still, we’re having a soggy-great time.

At this time of year, as the High Holidays approach and we near the beginning of another cycle of reading Torah, we are in Deuteronomy. I learned a long time ago, from a professor whose classes I sought out, that Deuteronomy organizes the Torah into a pattern . . .
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Often the modern words we use to describe things are quite different from the ancient words. We say Deuteronomy, for example, Latin for

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3 Responses to Deuteronomy and the Ten

  1. judahgabriel says:

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for this post. Interesting to note how the 10 are a summary of the 613.

    Would you also say the 2 Messiah spoke are a summary of the 10?

    I wrote a little about this on my blog. I drew up a diagram of their relationships, you may find it interesting: diagram of Messiah’s 2, the 10, and the remainder of Torah.

    Shabbat shalom, Derek. Hope you’re enjoying your vacation in Sapphire.

  2. Angela says:

    Wow – this suddenly makes so much more sense. It’s so obvious but I completely missed it.

  3. emmilglenn says:

    So how would you reconcile Colossians 2? There are 2 schools of Adventist thought in interpreting that. 1. That the old mosaic/ceremonial/sacrificial laws were done away with at the cross. 2. Paul is talking about a twisted/perverted set of teachings that were done way with. I’m interested on your viewpoint on this. Thanks.

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