Deuteronomy 8-14 Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers in Deuteronomy Chapters 8-14
In Deuteronomy 8:10 it says that you should pray after you have eaten. Is this like what we do before we eat? The point is always to be always thankful to God for His blessings and His provisions for us.
In Deuteronomy 8 is this where Moses died? No, he didn’t die until the end of Deuteronomy. He has this long discourse which is just about the whole book of Deuteronomy before he dies.
In Deuteronomy 9:7 what does “provokedst” mean? “Provokedst” is the past tense of to be angry, to provoke to wrath to burst out into a rage.
Are the tables of stone with the Ten Commandants here today? I honestly don’t know. It seems they were lost before the time of David.
In Deuteronomy 10 after the 40 days and 40 nights Moses received the two tables of stone. Actually, Moses received these tables of stone in the book of Exodus, chapter 20. He is just in Deuteronomy 10, telling the children of Israel about that incident.
In Deuteronomy 11 it talks about being loyal to the LORD and keeping His commandments.
In Deuteronomy 12:5 what does “thither” mean? “Thither” means “toward a place.”
In Deuteronomy 12:11 what does “heave offering” mean? A heave offering was part of the offering to God but is was a special part of the sacrifice that was reserved for the priests’ use. I think that it was “heaved” lifted up to God before given to the priests.
In Deuteronomy 12:15 I thought you were not to lust after anything. So does “lustest” here mean something else? Usually lust has a negative connotation in that you are desiring something that is forbidden to you. However in this verse it means that you are desiring some food or type of food that is not forbidden to eat. Today we would say something like, “I am hungry for spaghetti” instead of saying, “I lust after spaghetti”.
In Deuteronomy 12: 17 you are not to eat the first of anything. Yes, it seems that the first of anything belongs to God because it is because of Him that you have it. Even today, it is a good thing to pay your tithe immediately from your paycheck before you do anything else with your money.
In Deuteronomy 12:22 what is a roebuck? This may be another name for the modern-day gazelle.
In Deuteronomy 12:30 what does “snared” mean? A snare is a type of trap for small animals. In this verse Moses is warning the children of Israel that they will be trapped by following after those who worship false gods.
In Deuteronomy 13 you are not to listen to anyone that tries to take you away from worshipping God, you are to kill them. Yes, it is so serious that it has a death sentence.
In Deuteronomy 14:1 what does they mean that “not make any baldness between your eyes for the dead”? It was a custom of the heathen nations to cut themselves in the face when a close friend or relative died. Since the Jews had hope of the resurrection, they were not to grieve in that manner like the heathen did.
In Deuteronomy 14:5 what is a “pygaray” and “chamois”? The “pygarg” is probably a species of antelope or gazelle an the “chamois” is probably a species of goat.
I did not know that pigs chew the cud. The Jews are not to eat clam, oysters, shrimp and lobster because they are dirty. No, pigs do not chew the cud and therefore they are considered “unclean”. Most seafood, other than fish are not “dirty” but rather declared by God to be “unclean” for the Jews under the Law.
In Deuteronomy 14: 12 what are “ossifrage and ospray”? These were birds of prey who fed on many dead things. Because of their diet the Jews were not to eat their flesh.
There are a lot of things that Jews cannot eat. Yes, and modern research shows that the forbidden foods were really not healthy. And if you would follow the dietary laws given by God to the Old Testament Jews, you would be a lot healthier.
When you are finished with Deuteronomy chapters 8-14, continue on to Deuteronomy 15-21. Please leave a comment or question below.