Here are my notes so far for the book of Deuteronomy. This is not supposed to be an exhaustive resource for all topics covered, but a condensed summary. I will obviously have to leave things out. This is only a study recourse, to get a brief overview of the many points in book.

Chapter 1

  • words spoke to Israelites
    • after defeat of Amorite King
    • depart Horeb
    • too much responsibility for Moses
    • appointed Judges
      • took leaders and appointed judges
      • be impartial, listen to big and small
      • do not be intimidated, judgement belongs to God
      • Anything too difficult bring to Mosses
    • reached Amorites land
      • do not be afraid, God promised land
      • lets send modes to scout
      • 12 men went
      • land good
      • Israelites grumbled that they’d be killed by Amorites,
        because “God hated them”
      • Amorites large and tall
      • Moses – God will protect, just like before
      • people did not trust God
      • God angry, everyone in generation will not step foot on land
        except Caleb
      • Joshua will too
      • children will enter
      • Moses will not enter, but Joshua will, to enable Israel to
        inherent land
      • Israel decided to fight
      • God – don’t fight, I am not with you
      • Israel defeated, and chased away

Chapter 2

  • turned back to red sea
  • traveled north through land of Esau’s descendants
    • don’t fight, because won’t give any of their land
    • may purchase food
  • Lord has been with them for all 40 years
  • pass through land of Lot’s descendants
  • pass through Zered Valley for 30 years till all fighting men
    perished
  • pass through land of Lot’s descendants
  • engage Amorite in battle, will give land
    • sent messengers to king of Heshbon for passage through land
    • God made heart stubborn so to take land
    • Lord – take possession of Lord
    • captured all cities, left no survivors
    • took all cities

Chapter 3

  • Bashan tried to attack, God said fear not, for I will hand them over
    • defeated Bashan 60 cities killed men, women, children
    • took livestock and spoils
    • took ton of land
    • giving land to mobemites, gladites
    • give land to women, children. Men fight to get land for rest of Israel
  • Moses said to Joshua, just like 2 kings, Lord give all to you
    • Moses – please God, let me see land, cross Jordan
    • Lord – no, go to mountain and see
    • encourage Joshua, will inherit land

Chapter 4

  • listen to statues to enter land
    • remember what happened to followers of Baal-peor
    • don’t forget what seen, teach children
    • God told to hear voice, to fear Him forever
    • Don’t make idols
    • don’t worship God’s creation
    • Moses won’t be crossing in because of Isreal
    • Years later, if you worship Idols
      • God will scatter you to lans that worship idols
      • Go will bring you back to land years later
    • God showed great power by leading them out of egypt
    • God will conquer nations stronger than Isreal
  • Moses set up cities of refuage to flee from being killed

Chapter 5

  • hear, learn and observe
  • God spoke through fire
  • 10 commandments
    • no other Gods
    • no idols
      • jealoues God
    • do not misuese name of God
    • observe sabbath because they were slaves
    • honor father, mother
      • so may live long and prosper
    • no murder
    • no adultery
    • no stealing
    • no lying
    • don’t covet neighbor’s wife, house, field, slaves,ox, donkey, or anything belongs to him
  • wrote on stone
  • Isreal said Moses should talk to God
    • tell Isreal what God said
  • fear God and keep commandments
  • told to go to tents
  • Moses heard God;s word
  • listen to God to live well and long

Chapter 6

  • Listen to have long life
    • Lord is one
    • Love God with all your heart and all your soul and with your might
    • write words everywhere and keep them
    • God will give you cities you didn’t build
    • don’t forget Lord brought out of slavery
    • fear, worship God, swear by name
    • don’t follow other gods, or God will destroy you
    • if asked about statuets, tell God brought out of egypt
      • Lord showed miricles
    • God gave statuates to fear God and for survival

Chapter 7

  • God will drive out nation more powerfil than Isreal
    • Do not give other nations treaties
    • do not intermarry
    • smash everything
  • Lord choose people out of love, brought out of egypt
    • God loving God for thousand generations and those who love him
      • but destroy who hate him
    • if listen to God he will bless
  • must destroy people, no pity
  • do not fear people, God is great
    • don’t be afraid, God is awesome
    • no one will stand against you
  • do not covet silver or gold
  • must hate abhorent things

Chapter 8

  • Follow comand carefully so you may enter land
  • Lord led for 40 years to humble and test
    • humbled by letting go hungry
      • man doesn’t live by bread alone, but by word of God
    • Clothing did not wear out for 40 years
  • fear the Lord to inheret land
    • don’t forget Lord’s commandments
    • don’t let heart be proud with success, don’t forget Lord
  • gave water
  • don’t say, own power gained wealth
    • Lord gives you power
  • don’t worship other gods

Chapter 9

  • about to cross jordan, face stronger enimies
    • Lord will cross like consuming fire
    • not win because of righteness, because of enemy’s sins
    • God give good land, despite being stiffnecked
  • do not forget you provoked the Lord
    • God gave stone tablets
    • Moses went 40 days, 40 nights without food and water
    • Lord said go down
      • Isreal made casten image
    • God said would destroy nation, and make new nation
    • went down, saw calf image
    • fell down before Lord
    • throw tablets
    • pray and fasted 40 days
    • afraid Lord’s anger and God listened
    • crushed calf
    • didn’t take land Lord commanded
    • Moses prayed to Lord to remember past servants

Chapter 10

  • God said make stone tablets and wooden ark
    • Lord wrote on tablets
    • Levi’s carry ark
      • Levis gave no portion, because Lord is inheretance
  • Lord again agreed not to destroy Isreal
  • all Lord asks – fear the Lord, walk in His ways, love and worship Him with all your heart, and soul
  • choose Isreal, circumsise hearts
  • love foreigner
  • 70 people started in Egypt, now as numerous as sky

Chapter 11

  • love God, follow commands
    • children did not see God’s discipline
      • what He did to Egypt army
      • what He did in wilderness
      • what He did to Dathan & Aboram
        • earth swallowed dissenters
  • keep every commandment
    • so live long in promised land
    • land better than egypt land
  • If obey commands
    • good rain, good crops, good livestock
    • but if worship other gods
      • no rain, no crops, you die
  • put these words on heart, soul, hands, and forehead
    • teach to children
    • put in doorsteps so may live long in promised land
    • if love God, walk in His ways, remain faithful
      • then will drive out nations stronger
      • no one will be able to stand against
  • blessings & curses
    • blessing if obey
    • curses if disobey
  • when brought into promised land
    • proclaim blessings at mt gerizin, mount ebal
    • when posses land, be careful to follow God’s commands