Deuteronomy (Devarim) Introduction

Deuteronomy - Devarim
Name: The name of the Fifth Book of Moses is , lit. ‘these are the words,” from the opening phrase in the Hebrew Text. This title has been shortened in current use to Devarim, “Words” The oldest name of the Book, however, was , ‘the Repetition of the Torah,’ a phrase based on 15:18. The Greek-speaking Jews translated this name by Deuteronmion, i.e. ‘Second Law; and this title was takenover by the Latin Bible as Deuteronomiium, and thence by the English Versions as Deuteronomy. (Hertz, JH. Pentateuch & Haftorahs Sconcino Press London 1994 P567)

Dt. ChaptersParsharoitCopyright
Devarim – Deuteronomy 1:1 – 3:22
Halftorah: Isaiah 1:1-27
Brit: Acts 7:51-8:4
Vaetchanan – Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11
Halftorah: Isaiah 40:1-26
Brit: Mt. 7:23-31-39
Ekev – Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
Halftorah: Isaiah 49:14-51:3
Brit: Heb. 11:8-13
Reh – Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17
Halftorah: Isaiah 54:11-55:5
Brit: Jn. 7:37-52
Shoftim – Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9
Halftorah: Isaiah 51:12-52:12
Brit: Mt. 3:1-17
KiTetse – Deuteronomy 21:10- 25:19
Halftorah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Brit: 1 Cor. 5:1-5
KiTavo – Deuteronomy 26:1 – 29:9(8)
Halftorah: Isaiah 60:1-22
Brit: Lu. 24:44-53
Nitsavim – Deuteronomy 29:10 (9) – 30:20
Halftorah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Brit: Jn. 15:1-11
Vayelech – Deuteronomy 31:1 – 30
Halftorah: Mic 7:18-20
Brit: Ro. 10:1-17
Haazinu – Deuteronomy 32:1 – 52
Halftorah: 2 Samuel 22:1-55
Brit: Ro. 10:17-11:12,12:19, 15:9-10
Vzot HaBrachah – Deuteronomy 33:1- 34:12
Halftorah: Joshua 1:1-18
Brit: Rev. 21:9-22:5
KJV – Public Domain
1917 JPS – Public Domain

Understanding Deuteronomy (Devarim): Deuteronomy (Devarim) is a repeating of the previous books of the Torah. There are a few important things to keep in mind. (1) The is being taught by Moshe to the next generation that will enter the promise land. (2) Moshe is teaching and this makes Deuteronomy a little different from the other four books of Torah. The other four books are recording the experiences up close and personal. Whereas this group of people may have experienced it this could be seen more as the “passing of the touch”. Recalling the events some may or may not remember. (3) Deuteronomy is Moshes last 38 days alive! The Rabbis say Moshe taught all thirty-eight before leaving the earth.

Deuteronomy (Devarim) Stats:

Traditionally Deuteronomy (Devarim) is the fifth book of the Torah. In Hebrew this is the seventh book of Torah. See “Backward/Upside Down Nuns” under “Hebrew Anomalies” on the Numbers (Bemidbar) Info page.

KJV English Stats

Letter Count: ?
Word Count: 28,461
Verse Count: 959

Additional English Stats:
34 chapters
33 questions
609 vv of history
230 vv of fulfilled prophecy (?)
37 vv of fulfilled prophecy (?)
33 messages from God

The source for all the English stats are from my Dake’s Bible. I understand the controversy around this Bible but for now this is the best that I have and as I find better sources I will correct this data.

Hebrew Stats

Letter Count: 54892
Word Count: 14295
Verse Count: 955
* Double Count: 7 (2:27 7:22 14:22 16:20 28:43 28:43 32:39)

* “In the Hebrew, words are sometimes found duplicated. It is often the end of one sentence bumped up against the beginning of the next. E.g. “… was Noah. Noah began to…”.

In any other language or philosophy, such doubling would go unnoticed. But Chabad philosophy seeks meaning in every detail, so they include this in their statistics,” says David Negley (member of a closed Messianic group on Facebook) Each double word instance has several teachings related to them.

Source for these stats

Deuteronomy (Devarim) Anomalies:

None Yet!

Deuteronomy (Devarim) Outline:

1:1-5 Superscription
1:6 – 4:40 Moshe’s 1st Discourse

Deuteronomy Chapters