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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 1:6-29

A. God’s past dealings with Israel 1:6-3:29Moses began this first "sermon" by reviewing God’s faithfulness to Israel. God had been faithful in bringing the nation from Sinai to her present location, and by giving her victory over her Transjordanian enemies. He also reminded the people of the future blessings that she could anticipate. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 1:6-40

II. MOSES’ FIRST MAJOR ADDRESS: A REVIEW OF GOD’S FAITHFULNESS 1:6-4:40". . . an explicit literary structure to the book is expressed in the sermons or speeches of Moses; a substructure is discernible in the covenantal character of the book; and a theological structure is revealed in its theme of the exclusive worship of the Lord as found in the Ten Commandments, particularly in the First Commandment and its positive expression in the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)." [Note: Patrick D. Miller,... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 1:6-46

1. God’s guidance from Sinai to Kadesh 1:6-46Moses began his recital of Israel’s history at Horeb (Sinai) because this is where Yahweh adopted the nation by making the Mosaic Covenant with her. The trip from Egypt to Sinai was only preparation for the giving of the covenant. The Mosaic Covenant is central in Deuteronomy."The importance of history has two focal points: (a) there is the covenant tradition of promise, from Abraham to Moses; (b) there is the experience of God in history working out... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Deuteronomy 1:19-46

These verses deal with Israel’s failure at Kadesh-Barnea, its causes and its consequences.The Hebrew word translated "take possession" (Deuteronomy 1:21), referring to the Promised Land, occurs over 50 times in Deuteronomy. God’s great desire for His people had been that they possess what He had promised them. Unfortunately the older generation would not because of fearful unbelief.The sending of the spies was the people’s idea (Deuteronomy 1:22; cf. Numbers 13:1-3). Moses agreed to it, as did... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 1:1-43

First Discourse (Deuteronomy 1:14 to Deuteronomy 4:43)The long sojourn in the wilderness is now drawing to a close. The Israelites are encamped in the Plains of Moab within sight of the Promised Land. Moses, feeling that his death is approaching, delivers his final charges to the people. In the first, he reviews briefly the history of Israel from Mt. Sinai to the Jordan, dwelling on the goodness of God, and making it the basis of an earnest appeal to the people to remember all that He has done... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 1:1-46

Introduction. Review of the Journey from Sinai to Kadesh1-5. Introduction.1. On this side Jordan] RV ’beyond Jordan,’ i.e. on the E. side. The writer speaks from the standpoint of Canaan, as also in Deuteronomy 1:5, Deuteronomy 3:8; Deuteronomy 4:41, Deuteronomy 4:46, Deuteronomy 4:49. see Intro. to Numbers.2. The plain is the Arabah, the valley running N. and S. of the Dead Sea. The Red sea] Heb. Suph, the name of some place on the Gulf of Akaba.6-46. Review of the journey from Sinai to Kadesh... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Deuteronomy 1:1-46

Imperative and Desirable Changes Deuteronomy 1:6 ' The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb.' And He has been saying it at intervals ever since to communities and families and individuals, and often to their pain and wonder. I. On one side of our human nature we are never satisfied, always craving for enlargement and novelty. But on another side we are satisfied far too easily; we want to settle down in comfort, to be undisturbed, to rest and be content with the amount of knowledge we have, or... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Deuteronomy 1:1-46

THE DIVINE GOVERNMENTDeuteronomy 1:1-46; Deuteronomy 2:1-37; Deuteronomy 3:1-29AFTER these preliminary discussions we now enter upon the exposition. With the exception of the first two verses of chapter 1, concerning which there is a doubt whether they do not belong to Numbers, these three chapters stand out as the first section of our book. Examination shows that they form a separate and distinct whole, not continued in chapter 4; but there has been a great diversity of opinion as to their... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Deuteronomy 1:6-46

2. From Horeb to Kadesh 1. The command to go in and to possess the land (Deuteronomy 1:6-8 ) 2. The appointment of judges reviewed (Deuteronomy 1:9-18 ) 3. The failure to possess the land (Deuteronomy 1:19-33 ) 4. The judgment of God (Deuteronomy 1:34-46 ) In the beginning of our annotations we must guard once more against the misleading conception, that the book of Deuteronomy is nothing but a rehearsal of previous history. On account of this wrong estimate, the book has not received... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Deuteronomy 1:1-46

THE COMMAND TO LEAVE HOREB (vs.1-8) In Numbers 32:1-42 Israel is seen to remain in the area east of Jordan long enough for the two and a half tribes to build cities. Thus God required no haste as to their entering the land. These addresses of Moses in Deuteronomy were delivered at that time, spoken to "all Israel" (v.1). Moses must have maintained a powerful voice (at age 120 years) to be able to make possible 3,000.000 people hear him! Verse 2 tells that from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to... read more

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