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- Atlas of 26 high resolution maps
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This is how Moses dies.
He calls the 12 tribes of Israel together to remind them one last time that if they want to capture and keep the land God is giving them, they need to stay on the good side of the Landowner.
They need to follow his Law. They signed onto that contract.
“If you make a promise to the LORD your God, you need to bring your words to life. Do what you said” (23:23).
Moses had 40 years to teach them the law. Or he had thereabouts, if 40 is a number with wiggle room instead of 40-on-the-dot. But he had a generation, because the first one died in the desert (2:14).
Gen 2 in the desert
It’s a fair guess that Gen Two grew up learning the laws of God. Still, Moses decides before he dies he will give his people a refresher course in the law.
He does this in a series of three talks with the full crowd:
Then he closes by blessing each of the 12 tribes, in prayers spoken as a poet (chapter 33).
Moses doesn’t review every law he delivered during the past generation—laws that show up in the Bible books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. But he hits some of the highlights. And he wraps up with a list of good things God will do for the people if they follow the law. Then he gives them what could seem like an excessive list of painful punishments for breaking the law.
“Invaders will come”
More than half a millennium later, in 586 BC, Babylonian invaders from what is now Iraq erase the Jewish nation from the political map. Those invaders level the cities and the walls around them. They kill or deport most survivors.
Moses warns about that.
“These are the consequences you’ll face for breaking the law and for refusing to obey the LORD your God. Your suffering won’t quit until you’re dead…Invaders are coming from a faraway land with a language you don’t know. The LORD is sending them. They’re going to swoop down on you like an eagle on a mouse…These invaders will lay siege to all of your walled cities. They’ll stay as long as it takes to tear down those walls you thought would protect you” (28:45, 49, 52).
Babylonians stayed long enough to dismantle the Jewish nation and scatter the Jews. Since then, most Jewish people have made lives for themselves in other countries.
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