Commentary on Deuteronomy 27

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Pay attention to all the commandments I am giving you today. The elders are mentioned alongside Moses because Moses would die before entering the promised land where the following instructions were to be carried out. It was left to the elders … Continue reading Commentary on Deuteronomy 27

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Commentary on Deuteronomy 26

Notes (NET Translation) 1 When you enter the land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you occupy it and live in it, 2 you must take the first of all the ground's produce you harvest from the land the LORD your God is giving you, place it in a … Continue reading Commentary on Deuteronomy 26

Commentary on Deuteronomy 25

Notes (NET Translation) 1 If controversy arises between people, they should go to court for judgment. When the judges hear the case, they shall exonerate the innocent but condemn the guilty. 2 Then, if the guilty person is sentenced to a beating, the judge shall force him to lie down and be beaten in his … Continue reading Commentary on Deuteronomy 25

Commentary on Deuteronomy 24

Notes (NET Translation) 1 If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something offensive in her, then he may draw up a divorce document, give it to her, and evict her from his house. 2 When she has left him she may go and become someone else's … Continue reading Commentary on Deuteronomy 24

A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked

A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked by Bahar Gholipour In a new study under review for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Schurger and two Princeton researchers repeated a version of Libet’s experiment. To avoid unintentionally cherry-picking brain noise, they included a control condition in which people didn’t … Continue reading A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked

Commentary on Deuteronomy 23

Notes (NET Translation) Verses 1-8 concern who may enter "the assembly of the Lord." The term "the assembly of the Lord" can have a couple meanings. First, it can refer to all members of the covenant community (e.g., Ex 16:3; Lev 16:17; Num 19:20; Deut 31:30; Josh 8:35; Judg 20:2; 1 Chr 28:8). Second, it … Continue reading Commentary on Deuteronomy 23