What is the function of the law on remarriage in Deuteronomy 24:1-4? This article argues that the long history of discussion on the purpose for the law seems to have been misguided. It calls attention to the explicitly stated purpose of the law in verse 4. The concern of this law on divorce and remarriage is to protect the covenant relationship between Israel and Yahweh. In this way, Israel’s position in the land of Canaan is protected.
The Old Testament views leadership in general as a privilege granted to an individual in order to serve the interests of those who are led. This view of leadership is reflected in particular in Deuteronomy's version of the Decalogue. This article offers a comparison of Deuteronomy 5's versions of the Decalogue with Exodus 20.
In this article, Block reflects on how in particular the book of Deuteronomy came to be viewed as the book of Moses. The article begins by describing the problem and its significance. It surveys the solutions that have been proposed. The main section of the paper considers the evidence for the genesis of the book and its relevance for the interpretation of Scripture.
This is the first chapter of a commentary on Deuteronomy. Here the author provides an exegesis of Deuteronomy 1:1-Deuteronomy 2:7. The author also discusses the book of Deuteronomy as an Ancient Near-Eastern vassal treaty, the structure of law in Deuteronomy, and the concept of law in the Ancient Near East.