D e u t e r o
n o m y.(*):.Written
1451 B.C.E. This book
repeats much of the history and of the laws contained in the three foregoing
It is known
as the Book of
Moses delivered it to Israel
a little before his death, both by word of mouth, that it might affect
and by writing, that it might abide.
The men of that generation
to which the law was first given had all since passed on and a new generation
had sprung up, to whom the Creator would have it repeated by Moses himself,
who was still around, now that they were going to possess the land of Canaan.
Deuteronomy is an Old
Testament book written to help one live in as high a consciousness
back then as was possible. As one sees as he comes to understand the Old
Testament, the higher consciousness than the ego level consciousness, was
never attained. Today it is still used by a few churches who badly interpret
it as a book to 'get one right with God' apart from the righteousness
Christ came to reveal.
Deuteronomy means the second
law or a second statement, hence the name Deuteronomy. The book professes
to have been written by Moses:.Deuteronomy
1:1; 29:1; etc.
of Joshua consists chiefly of three discourses delivered by Moses a
short time before his passing on. They were spoken to all Israel in the
plains of Moab, in the eleventh month of the last year of their wanderings.
The first discourse.(Deuteronomy
1 to 4:40).recapitulates
the chief events of the last forty years in the wilderness, with earnest
exhortations to obedience to the divine ordinances and warnings against
the danger of forsaking the God of their fathers.
The second discourse.(Deuteronomy
5 to 26:19).is
in effect the body of the whole book. It contains practically a recapitulation
of the law already given by the Creator at Mount Sinai, together with many
to the course of conduct they were to follow when they were settled in
Canaan, the promised land.
The concluding discourse.(Deuteronomy
almost wholly to the solemn sanctions of the law, the blessings to the
obedient and the curse that would fall on the rebellious. He solemnly.adjures
them to adhere
faithfully to the covenant.(an
had made with them and so secure for themselves and their posterity the
J o s h u a.(*):.Like
the name 'Jesus', there was no
letter 'J' till the 17th century A.D.,
so Joshua's name was actually 'Yehoshua'.
His name means 'Jehovah is
his help' or 'Jehovah the Saviour'. Word 'Jehovah' original is 'Yahweh'.
1427, Joshua was the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim,
the successor of Moses as the leader
He became Moses' minister or servant and accompanied him part of the way
when he ascended Mount Sinai.
He was born a slave in Egypt and was about forty years old at the time
of the Exodus.
Joshua was one of the men
Moses sent to scout out the promised land:.Joshua
13:24. Joshua and Caleb were the only two of Moses generation to be
allowed to go into the promised land.(Numbers
14:22,23), the land
Joshua has been regarded
as a type of Christ:.Hebrews
4:8. Joshua brings only the younger people.(why
all that came out of a 400
year bondage in Egypt and brings the younger ones into the land of
where they were to inhabit
what's called 'the Promised Land':.Numbers
As Joshua succeeded
Moses, so the Gospel succeeds
Joshua carried on wars
of conquest for many years, the record of which is in the book which
bears his name. Six nations and thirty one kings were conquered by him,
one being the famous walls of Jericho.
Having thus subdued the Canaanites,
Joshua divided the land among Israelites that were the younger of the tribes,
the older ones having since passed on:.Joshua
18:1 to 21:40.
A place called Timnath-serah
in Mount Ephraim was assigned to himself as his own inheritance.
His work being done, he passed
on at the age of over one hundred and ten years. He was buried in his own
city of Timnath-serah.