Book of Deuteronomy
Best of the Web
Book of Deuteronomy Resources
Best of the Web
We're not sure if things are clearer or more confusing in the Brick Testament. Did they seriously have stenographers back then?
If you don't mind a little technical language, check out this archeological essay about Deuteronomy.
Want to know where everything went down? There's an app for that.
Learn the ins and outs of what it means to keep kosher in Jewish tradition.
Movies and TV
The History Channel's Mystery Investigator searches for the Ark of the Covenant which housed the Ten Commandments. They forgot to bring Harrison Ford.
Will Moses make it into the Promised Land? Watch the movie. Or just read Deuteronomy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This video investigates everyone's favorite question to ask about Deuteronomy.
Watch as a rabbi sings the Shema from Deuteronomy 6:4. We wonder if they had the same tune back in Moses's day.
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.
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.
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.