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Jesse Peterson Dr. Ansberry Old Testament Lit and Interpretation 4/13/2010 Deuteronomy He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:4 ( NIV ) The book of Deuteronomy has been a real pleasure to explore these past few weeks. I have greatly enjoyed diving into the scriptures to such a deep, important book. There are many themes that are repeated throughout the book such as the covenant, the idea that YHWH is LORD, and others. But in my opinion, none of these can rival the importance of the shema . Princeton University defines the Shema as a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith. I feel that the LORD had a much greater purpose than that definition can address because it is repeated at least two more times in the New Testament. This prayer is a part of the commandments to Israel. It is found in the pages of Deuteronomy chapter six verses 4-6. From the New International Version the verse proclaims, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength [and love your neighbor like you love yourself]. These
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