Deuteronomy is the fifth Book within the Holy Bible. In Greek the word Deuteronomy is drawn from two words: deuteros meaning Second and nomos meaning Law. If one looks at the verse in Deuteronomy 29: 1 (NKJV) it states: 1 These are the words of the COVENANT which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, BESIDES the COVENANT which He made with them in Horab. Does this mean God gave Moses two Covenants for the Nation of Israel in the Old Testament? Because it sure looks like it to me. And why haven't we heard about this before?
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JThomps42- If one were to read chapters 29, 30, and 31, this clearly is referring to secound covenant. You will not also it is not a repeat of the first. If you understand Deu.31: 24-26 in it context then you'll see what I mean. Thanks JT
Deborah- You are very much correct I have a lot to learn. But rest asure, I do not require your help.
Deborah- And that is the problem, I don't believe it is God that is showing you. I will not except any further comments from you regarding my question.
This is so cool!! I still remnants of being a lawyer in my brain. And this is so similar to a king giving a law. And then a judge applying it as a precedence to follow. I agree that they are not "two" separate covenants. But two faces of God.
cam8510- I one was to read Deuteronomy Chapters 29, 30 and 31 it is clear that it referring to second covenants not one. What is writen in these chapters clearly does not sound as though is repetition of the first covenant.Thank you for your answer.
This book repeats much..of the laws contained in the 3 foregoing bks. Moses delivered it to Israel..before his death..The men of that [earlier] generation..were all dead..a new generation was sprung up to whom God would have it repeated-Matthew Henry
cam8510- May I ask who is Matthew Henry what what this has to do with him or your comment? Thanks.
Sorry, he wrote a whole Bible commentary many yrs ago. It simply supports my belief of one law given twice, once in exodus and once in deuteronomy. But one law or two, it really doen't make any difference to me. A minor issue.
Thank you for explaining.
graceinus, would you mind explaining, in as much detail as possible, what difference it makes that there are two covenants instead of one? Please don't misinterpret this question as being antagonistic. I'm actually interested in your answer.
cam8510- Deureronomy 30:3 talks about God will bring them back from captivty and have compassion on them and gather them again from many nations. where God had scttered them. This is not in the first covenant. Becau It is speaking of the Latter Days.
irenemaria- My point of a secound covenant is within Deuteronomy Chapters 29, 30 and 31. I think it is clearly layed out. This it the second that I'm referring to. Thanks for your answer.