Deuteronomy: Commands of a Covenant God


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‘Deuteronomy’ is a misnomer, it means ‘the second law’. The name is taken from Deuteronomy 17:18 where the expression really means having a copy of the law. Deuteronomy is therefore not a second, different, law but a renewal of the covenant made on Mount Sinai. For a people on the brink of entering their promised land Deuteronomy confirmed God’s gracious promises as they prepared for new horizons and adventures:

Allan Harman shows the covenant structure of Deuteronomy throughout its 5 key sections

Historical introduction (1:1 to 4:49)
The Foundation of the Covenant Relationship (5:1 to 31)
The Exposition of Ten Commandments (6:1 to 26:15)
The Re–affirmation of the Covenant (27:1 to 30:20)
The Continuation of the Covenant (31:1 to 34:12)

Allan Harman
About Allan Harman
Allan Harman has had a life-time interest in exposition of the biblical text. He is Research Professor at the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. He has lectured and preached in many countries and served as the senior editor of the Reformed Theological Review, Australia’s oldest theological journal until he retired at the end of 2013.


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