What even is Deuteronomy?

So far this fall we’ve encountered stories in Genesis and Exodus. The names of those books allude to their contents — Genesis is about origins and beginnings, Exodus is about the “exit” of the Israelites from slavery.

Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Bible, following Leviticus and Numbers. It collects laws scattered through the earlier books and serves as Moses’s final address to the Israelite people. The name Deuteronomy literally means “second law”, and can be read as a second telling of the laws scattered throughout Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. – Vicar Aaron Musser