Deuteronomy 22-28 Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers on Deuteronomy Chapters 22-28
Continue your Bible study on Deuteronomy chapters 22-28.
In Deuteronomy 22:3 what is a raiment? “Raiment” means clothing, especially like the outer cloning of a coat.
In Deuteronomy 22:5 What does “pertaineth” mean? “Pertaineth” is an archaic word that means “to relate to or be associated with”.
In Deuteronomy 23:1 what is a privy member? This is a reference to the penis.
It is true today that a bastard cannot enter into a congregation like it says in Deuteronomy 23:2? “Enter into the congregation of the LORD” means holding a special office in the service of the LORD. This was a commandment for the children of Israel. Today in the church age there are qualifications for holding an office in the local church but being an illegitimate child in not one of these today. Also this law concerning bastards were only until the 10th generation. King David was the 10th generation from the illegitimate union of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar.
In Deuteronomy 23: 17 what is a sodomite? A sodomite is a male homosexual.
In Deuteronomy 23: 18 are they talking about a dog? A dog in this usage is a reference to a male prostitute. It is not talking about a pet animal.
In Deuteronomy 24:1-4 you can divorce your wife but if she remarries to her second husband and he dies, her first husband cannot have her back as his wife? Yes, and this is repeated in Jeremiah 3:1.
In Deuteronomy 25:5-10 if the brother of the dead man does not take her for his wife, he is put out of his home and land? No, but his refusal to do so is seen as a shameful thing.
In Deuteronomy 26:12 what is “tithes of thine increase”? A tithe is 10%. “Increase” is profit. So these people were growing food and both for themselves to eat and also to sell. They were increasing their resources. So they were to give 10% of their resources to the priests and also to those that were poor.
In Deuteronomy 27:19 what does “perverteth” mean? “Perverteth” here means committing injustice towards those that are mentioned.
In Deuteronomy 27 it repeats the 10 commandments. Yes, but in a different way. The whole book of Deuteronomy was repeat of the Law given to Moses by God 40 years earlier. So in Deuteronomy 27, parts of what we know as the 10 Commandments are repeated but not in the way it was set out in Exodus 20.
In Deuteronomy 28:11 what does “plenteous” mean? It means “plenty, abundant, no scarcity or shortage”.
In Deuteronomy 28:12 does it mean that the state should not borrow? No not necessarily. However when you have to borrow money, it is a sign that you are poor not rich, and you are then putting yourself in bondage to those whom you have borrow from. Being a lender is a far more desirable position than being a borrower.
In Deuteronomy 28:22 is “consumption” a reference to tuberculosis? It very well could be. Many Bible scholars think that “consumption” was a reference to tuberculosis. Tuberculosis was common in ancient Egypt.
In Deuteronomy 28:27 what is “the botch of Egypt”? I am not quite sure. Bible scholars say it may be leprosy, elephantiasis or just a painful itchy swelling all over the body.
In Deuteronomy 28 it tells you what God will do to you if you do not follow in the Lord’s way? This was a warning to the children of Israel of what would happen to them if they forsook the LORD God. There is a strong application for Christians today if they reject God in their lives also.
Finished with Deuteronomy 22-28? Continue with Deuteronomy chapters 29-34.