This account of Yosef’s dreams and being sold by his brothers into slavery in Mitsraim (Egypt) is the foundation for the teaching through the rest of Genesis and even the Torah. The life of Yeshua the Messiah on Earth paralleled that of Yosef (Joseph).
God gave Adam several profound responsibilities: tending the Garden of Eden; naming the animals and choosing between the Tree of Life v. the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad.
(Note: In Hebrew, evil is a slightly different word — רָעָה ra’ah, Strong’s lexicon No. H7463a, meaning wickedness — than what’s used here — רַע ra, H7451b, meaning not good.)
Adam made the wrong choice. All of us as Adam’s heirs also have a similar choice to make. God gives each of us free will to choose the good, which leads to righteousness and eternal life or we can choose the bad which leads to evil and eternal death.
Deuteronomy 17 covers the type of animals to be given for sacrifice, what to do with a person who is worshiping another god and when and how they will chose a king. Deuteronomy 18 explores Levites and their inheritance, a reminder to the children of Israel that they are not allowed to “learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations” and a foretelling of a Prophet will come who is even more powerful than Moses.
Continue reading Deuteronomy 17-18: A Prophet greater than Moses to come; ‘abomination’ defined; punishment for following other gods and a warning against doing that; choosing a king; Levite inheritance