DB Forum 2 - The book of Deuteronomy is a book written by Moses around 1407 B.C and served the purpose of restating the Ten Commandments and other laws

DB Forum 2 - The book of Deuteronomy is a book written by...

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The book of Deuteronomy is a book written by Moses around 1407 B.C and served the purpose of restating the Ten Commandments and other laws to the people of Israel. The Israelites had been roaming the desert for 40 years during this time as they were making their way to the Promised Land. Moses knew that this hardship was chipping away at their faith, and he wanted to remind the people how they could live a Godly and blessed life once they reached the Promised Land, and he addresses them regarding these things through this book. In Deuteronomy 15:11, Moses explains to the Israelites that there will always be people around them who are in want, and that, as brothers, they should make it their business to help one another and bring the poor out of their poverty. Author Charles Ellicott explains this verse in his book, Ellicott’s Bible Commentary: Volume 1, by stating that we are “members one of another” and that, “We may not pass by our poorer brethren, and say we have nothing to do with them” (Ellicott, 2015). This verse stresses the importance of helping those in need and

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