Studies in Torah

Parashat Devarim (דברים): Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22

The roller-coaster ride of ancient Israel through trust in the LORD, apathy and rebellion mirrors our the turmoil that swirls around our daily lives. This week’s Torah reading, דברים Devarim (“words,” Deut. 1:1-3:22), starts a “second telling,” or deuteronomy, to the post-Exodus generation of why Israel exists and what its mission is.

The traditional complementary reading (haftarah) for Devarim is Isa. 1:1-27. It describes a time surround the great 70-year exile of Israel from the land by Babylon, for some of the same reasons behind the 40-year exile of Israel from the Promised Land.

The following are recorded discussions and notes from Hallel Fellowship teachers about passages from this week’s reading.

Deuteronomy 1: Charter for born-again Israel

Deuteronomy 2–3: Conquering foes old and new

Deuteronomy 1-3: Lessons from Exodus, Numbers for the next generation

Recap of Deuteronomy — curses & blessings, statutes & judgments, exile & regathering

Deuteronomy 1:1–3:20: Why are we here? Finding God’s purpose for you


Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22: Growing in grace by every word from God




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