Quiz on TOT Deuteronomy
- What does Deuteronomy's "third" version of the Ten Commandments do differently than the others?
- Deuteronomy makes "repeated use of the same phrases and concepts." What are some examples (italicized)?
- What is "Shema"? Can you link it as a concept to any other work we have already read?
- According to the book, why is it significant that Moses, not Yahweh, delivers the commands in Deuteronomy?
- What is meant by "herem"? Why doesn't it indicate actual practice?
- Summarize the difference between "Levites" and "sons of Aaron."
- In Deuteronomy, what possessions are kings restricted from having? Why?
- Why does Yahweh allow "false prophets" to prophesy, according to Deuteronomy?
- Give an instance in which Deuteronomy is kinder to women than some of the other laws, according to the text.
- What Assyrian treaty is Deuteronomy like, and why?
- What is the role of the Deuteronomist school in the bible?
- Why is Moses sometimes depicted as having horns?
- How did Martin Luther King use Mount Nebo as a metaphor?
Essay: Choose one:
- According to the text, Deuteronomy actually contains six speeches? What is the core, and when and where do the other parts originate?
- Explain how the Moses of the bible is a "complex figure," according the textbook.