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Mobile Ed: OT312 Book Study: Deuteronomy (20 hour course)

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The book of Deuteronomy is one of the most significant books in the Bible. Its content helped shape the theology of both the Old and New Testaments. In Book Study: Deuteronomy distinguished Old Testament scholar Dr. Daniel Block provides an in-depth look at look at this important book. Dr. Block walks through the text of what he calls “the Gospel according to Moses.” You’ll gain a better understanding of Deuteronomy and a fresh appreciation of how the book reveals the brilliance of God’s grace.

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Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: The Gospel According to Moses

  • Orientation to the Gospel according to Moses
  • How Do We Talk about Deuteronomy
  • How May We Hear the Message of Deuteronomy, Part 1
  • How May We Hear the Message of Deuteronomy, Part 2
  • Ancient Elements in Covenant Structure
  • The Genre of Deuteronomy

Unit 2: Setting the Stage

  • Hearing the Words of Moses
  • Preamble to Moses’ First Address (Deut 1:1–6), Part 1
  • Preamble to Moses’ First Address (Deut 1:1–6), Part 2
  • Introduction to First Address
  • Recollections of Mt Horeb
  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • The Context of the Rebellion
  • The Nature of the Rebellion
  • Yahweh Reaction to the Rebellion
  • Moses Intercessory Prayer
  • Lessons Learned from Kadesh Barnea

Unit 3: Setting the Stage, Part 2

  • Historical Recollections
  • Recollections of Yahweh’s Grace to the New Generation
  • The Historical Notes
  • The Journey to the Plains of Moab
  • Recollections of Israel’s Encounters with the Amorite Kings (Deut 2:24–3:11)
  • The Conquest of Og King of Bashan (Deut 3:1–11)
  • Preparing the Conquest of Canaan (Deut 3:12–29), Part 1
  • Preparing the Conquest of Canaan (Deut 3:12–29), Part 2
  • Lessons on Leadership from Deuteronomy

Unit 4: The Grace of Torah

  • Features of Deuteronomy 4
  • Themes in Deuteronomy 4
  • Designations for Law in the Old Testament (Deut 4:45–46)
  • Designations for Law in the Old Testament (Deut 4:45–46) part 2
  • The Prayer to Any God

Unit 5: The Grace of Covenant

  • The Grace of Covenant Past
  • Significance of Horeb
  • The Heart of the Covenant
  • The Heart of God’s Covenant with Israel
  • Idolatry and the Ancient Near Eastern Gods and Goddesses
  • Echoes of Genesis 1
  • The Grace of Covenant Future
  • The Restoration of Covenant Relationship

Unit 6: The Grace of Salvation

  • The Song of Moses
  • What Has God Done
  • Moses’ Gospel
  • A Christian Vision of Deuteronomy 4:32–40
  • The Narrative Postlude (Deut 4:41–43)

Unit 7: Introduction to Moses’ Second Address

  • The Narrative Introduction (Deut 4:45)
  • Where Moses Speech Ends
  • The Literary Context of the Second Address
  • The Agenda of the Second Address

Unit 8: The Decalogue

  • Style and Structure
  • The Textual Witness of the Decalogue
  • Designations for the Decalogue
  • Covenantal Expressions
  • The Covenantal Goal
  • The Numbering of the Commands
  • The Covenant as a Bill of Rights
  • The Covenantal Structure
  • Concluding Comments on the Decalogue
  • Moses Recollection of the People’s Response
  • How Do We Square Moses with Paul?
  • The Significance of Old Testament Law for New Testament Christians

Unit 9: The Shema

  • Boundaries of the Broader Unit
  • The Focus of Covenant Commitment
  • Yahweh Alone
  • The Afterlife of the Shema
  • The Dimensions of Covenant Commitment
  • The Tests of Covenant Commitment
  • Moses’ Family Catechism
  • The Nature of the Torah
  • What to Do with Paul?

Unit 10: The External Test of the Covenant

  • The Nature of the External Text
  • The Elements of the Test
  • Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Ethics
  • The Basics of the Test
  • The Importance of the Test
  • False Gods and Names of Products
  • The Structure of Deuteronomy 7
  • More Promises of Yahweh’s Aid

Unit 11: The Internal Test of the Covenant

  • The Context of the Test
  • The Way of Yahweh in the Desert
  • The Foil for the Future Test
  • The Nature of the Future Test
  • The Possible Responses to the Internal Test
  • Lessons from Deuteronomy 8

Unit 12: The Grace of Covenant Relationship

  • Introduction to the Literary Unit
  • A Modified Disputation Speech
  • The Hypothesis and the People’s Explanation
  • Moses’ Explanation
  • The Lord’s Response to the Rebellion at Horeb
  • Moses’ Response to the Rebellion at Horeb
  • Disposing of the Calf
  • Moses’ Intercessory Prayer
  • The Arguments in Moses’ Prayer
  • The Lord’s Reaffirmation of the covenant
  • Moses’ Role in Creating the Covenant Symbols
  • What God Wrote
  • The Lord Secures the Covenant
  • The Conclusion to Moses’ Second Address

Unit 13: The Heart of the Matter

  • The Structure and Design of the Unit
  • Moses’ First Answer
  • Features of Moses’ Demand
  • Moses’ Second Answer
  • A Motivational Doxology
  • Moses’ Third Answer
  • Moses’ Gospel throughout the Old Testament
  • Moses’ Gospel throughout the New Testament

Unit 14: Tying Up Theological Threads

  • Introduction to Deuteronomy 11
  • Lessons from Israel’s History
  • The Land as Gift: Part 1
  • The Land as Gift: Part 2
  • The Land as Test
  • The Prescription for Passing the Test
  • The Land as Promise
  • The Land as Opportunity
  • A Theology of the Land
  • Contemporary Significance of Land Theology
  • Looking beyond the Jordan
  • Looking beyond the Jordan part 2
  • The Problem of Jericho and Ai

Unit 15: Moses’ Third Address

  • The Nature of the Proclamation
  • An Invitation into the Lord’s Presence
  • An Invitation to True and Transforming Worship
  • A Second Invitation to True and Transforming Worship
  • The Nature of Israel’s Future Worship
  • Centralized Sanctuary Worship
  • Altars outside Jerusalem
  • An Invitation to True, Transforming Worship at Home
  • Slaughter and Sacrifice at Home
  • Slaughter and Sacrifice at the Sanctuary

Unit 16: Feasting at the Table of Yahweh

  • How Should We Interpret This Passage?
  • Who Is Invited to This Banquet?
  • Clean and Unclean Animals
  • What Makes Food Abominable to God?
  • Boiling a Kid in His Mother’s Milk
  • What Do These Restrictions Mean Today?

Unit 17: Kingship as the Embodiment of Righteousness in Israel

  • The Request for a King
  • Kingship and the Old Testament
  • Constraints on Kingship
  • Positive Instructions for the King
  • The Significance of this Text

Unit 18: Israel’s National Anthem

  • Part of a Death Narrative
  • Making Sense of Deuteronomy 31
  • The Genre of the Song in Deuteronomy 32
  • The Origin, Occasion, Purpose, and Function of the Song
  • A Textual Problem in Deuteronomy 32:43
  • The Structure of the Song
  • A Recitation of the Song: Part 1
  • A Recitation of the Song: Part 2

Unit 19: The Blessing of Moses

  • The Poetry in Deuteronomy 33
  • The Structure of Deuteronomy 33
  • Deuteronomic Themes in Deuteronomy 33
  • The Prose Introduction
  • A Recitation of Moses’ Blessing of the Tribes


  • Responding to the Gospel according to Moses

Product Details

  • Title: OT312 Book Study: Deuteronomy
  • Instructor: Daniel I. Block
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 20
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About the Instructor

Dr. Daniel Block, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, has been teaching God’s Word for more than 30 years.

It has been a special joy for Dr. Block to watch students, who often take introductory courses in Old Testament only because they are required to do so by the curriculum, suddenly awaken to the fact that the Old Testament is understandable and its message is both life-giving and relevant for modern, everyday life.

Dr. Block has published a number of books and essays in scholarly journals. The paradigm for his research and ministry is set by Ezra, as described in Ezra 7:10: he committed himself to the study the Torah of Yahweh, to put it into practice, and to teach his revealed will in Israel. This means constantly asking serious questions of the Scriptures: What does the text say? Why does the text say it like that? What did the text mean to the original audience? What does the text have to say to me today? In order to answer these questions, one needs to understand both the worlds out of which the biblical texts arose and the worlds in which modern people live.


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  1. Marco Ceccarelli
    I own seven commentaries by this author and I appreciate them very much. I also enjoyed this course, but there are some things I really don't understand. First of all, the frequent use of the term "gospel". What does "gospel" mean in this context? Surely not what euanghelion means in the NT. But then what? It seems to me that it has become an unjustified commonplace. As for the Decalogue: 1) The author speaks with total certainty about the two tablets as of two copies of the same document. I know there are few (rare) authors who speculate upon this. But Block upholds that with such a security that I don't understand where it comes from? Does he have pictures of the tablets? Furthermore, what is the point of making comparisons with treaties between rulers when in our case we are dealing with Yhwh? Did Yhwh place his copy at the feet of his god? 2) What has been said above is also pretty valid for the thesis that the decalogue is addressed to adult males, heads of families. And not for all the others? Can women kill, commit adultery and all the rest?
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  5. Timothy A. Hawks
    This course became a major driver in my sermon preparation for a series on the book. But, it also transformed my soul as I was inspired by the insights into my understanding of God and his plan for Israel and for us.
  6. Mark



    For me, Deuteronomy has always been a book of the Bible to read through quickly and feel sorry for the Israelites placed under the burden of the Law. O my! Dr. Brock has lifted my understanding so much higher. Deuteronomy is truly about the grace of God grace of God for the Church today. I loved Dr. Brock's passion, scholarly insight, humility to be strong on God's truth but careful to emphasize theory and supposition from fact. Of all the Mobile Ed courses I have taken, this is easily my favorite, possibly the most insightful and life-changing, and it has been so helpful to provide instructive hermeneutics by which to study other OT Scripture. Truly excellent and worth the investment.
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    Rob Lambert


    Its a good course.


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