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Book of Deuteronomy

Book of Deuteronomy

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Lego does Deuteronomy

We're not sure if things are clearer or more confusing in the Brick Testament. Did they seriously have stenographers back then?

The Fossils Behind Deuteronomy

If you don't mind a little technical language, check out this archeological essay about Deuteronomy.

Where in the World?

Want to know where everything went down? There's an app for that.

Keeping Kosher

Learn the ins and outs of what it means to keep kosher in Jewish tradition.

Movies and TV

The Ark of the Covenant

The History Channel's Mystery Investigator searches for the Ark of the Covenant which housed the Ten Commandments. They forgot to bring Harrison Ford.

Ben "Moses" Kingsley

Will Moses make it into the Promised Land? Watch the movie. Or just read Deuteronomy.

Burt "Moses" Lancaster

With a tagline like "Announcing the most magnificent human spectacle ever filmed!" you can't go wrong. Or you can only go wrong. Watch and find out.

The Ten Commandments

Just like Deuteronomy repeats the Ten Commandments, Cecil B. Demille's 1956 Ten Commandments is similar to his silent film of the same name from 1923.

The Ten Commandments: The Musical

As if this weren't already the best movie ever, Val Kilmer plays Moses. Hopefully the songs are happier than the one Moses sings in Deuteronomy 32.

Eye for an Eye

Is vengeance ever defensible? This 1996 film, in which a woman confronts her daughter's killer, uses Biblical language in its title to ask just that question. Dexter would totally be down.

Historical Documents

The Code of Hammurabi

Deuteronomy wasn't the only place to find laws back in the day. The Babylonian king Hammurabi (ca. 1700 BCE) placed 282 laws written in Akadian on stone tablets.

The Code of the Nesilim

Here's another super old law code. Be careful, some of these are pretty gross. Apparently, there were some pretty sick puppies back in the ancient world.

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Did Moses write Deuteronomy?

This video investigates everyone's favorite question to ask about Deuteronomy.

The Shema

Watch as a rabbi sings the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4. We wonder if they had the same tune back in Moses's day.

Elevators on Shabbat

Can an orthodox Jew use an elevator on the Sabbath? Sometimes keeping the fourth commandment is a lot of work—even if it's meant to be a day of rest.

Lex Talion (An Eye for an Eye)

Many people have criticized Deuteronomy for its legal system based on "an eye for an eye." This video challenges that belief, arguing that the Lex Talion was actually a critique of other ancient laws.

Audio

Deuteronomy in MP3

Warning: listening to ancient laws might put you to sleep. Of course, if you're an insomniac, it may be just what the doctor ordered.

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