Chapter Activity/Review Sheet
1-What does the word ‘Deuteronomy’ mean?
It means “second law”
2-Why does ‘Deuteronomy’ mean what it does?
It completes and offers explanation for the Mosaic Law founded at Mount Sinai.
3-Which book did Jesus quote to refute the devil’s temptations in the desert?
He quoted the book of Deuteronomy.
4-What is the ‘first and greatest commandment’? (see Matthew 22:35-39)
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” The second part of the greatest commandment Jesus teaches which is love your neighbor as yourself.
5-What is the prayer known as which is the essence of Judaism and is recorded in Deuteronomy 6:5? (“Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. You shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and with all of your Soul, and with all of your strength.”)
The Shemá. It puts God first.
6-In what place and city was the only acceptable location for sacrifice?
Jerusalem and the only acceptable location for a sacrifice is The Temple.
7-What ‘study’ was forbidden by the ancient law? (see p. 75)
Astrology, the worship of stars, is forbidden 8-What was the celebration that was legally required among all the Israelites and is still celebrated today?
9-What Jewish king tried to reform ancient Judaism by finding a book of the Law in the Temple?
10-An attempt at a reform movement failed. As a result, what exile took place between 587 – 538 B.C.?
The Babylonian Exile
11-What was the major sin that brought on this exile?
Worshipping false gods and not responding whole-heartedly to his love; Idolatry.
12-Why do you think such a sin had such major consequences?
This was a major consequence because they were not following the commandants. Tis leads to not having God’s blessing.
13-In short, what was/is the theology of the book of Deuteronomy?
Centers on God’s love of Israel and unhappiness with the people for worshipping false gods and not responding wholeheartedly to his love. Stay faithful to the covenant.
14-What does Deuteronomy 30:19 exhort us to do?
To choose life in all that we do.
15-Journal #7 – Describe 3 ways in which Deuteronomy 30:19 is carried out? (3 to 5 sentences – journal entries will be graded separately)
16-What does the book of Deuteronomy remind us about how we are to go about our earthly journey? (hint: Jesus did this)
It teaches us that we like Jesus did travel as people. We are not to journey by ourselves by in community with others.
17-What was the role of the Judges?
They were temporary military leaders.
18-What era of time were the years of Israel’s Judges?
From 1250 to 1010 BC.
19-Why were the Judges necessary for Israel?
Gives the account on how the chosen people conquered the Promised Land.
20-What was/is a theological theme of the Book of Judges? (see page 77)
21-What are the two possible results of how Israel was formed? (see page 78)
22-According to the Scriptures, how was the battle of Jericho won?
23-Journal #8 – Describe how you could connect the way Israel won the battle of Jericho with your own personal battles of daily life? (see p. 79) (3 to 5 sentences – journal entries will be graded separately)
24-Why was war a major experience of the Hebrew people? (see page 81)
25-Explain why the judge Gideon was successful in defeating the Midianites?