Deuteronomy, Vol. 2: Inheritance and Dominion
The Book of Deuteronomy is the fifth in the Pentateuch. It corresponds to the fifth point of the biblical covenant: inheritance.
The section covered by volume 2 deals with point three of the covenant: ethics. This is the section on law, which is the longest section in the book. This is appropriate for a book titled Deuteronomy. Deutero means "second" in Greek, and nomos means "law." This book is an account of Moses' second reading of the Mosaic law to the generation of the conquest. In Hebrew, the book is known simply as "words."
Volume 2's 29 chapters deal with many different topics: the gods of Canaan, the lure of magic, commerce, charitable loans, money-lending, Israel's supreme court, perjury, the limits on empire, interest payments (usury), vows and contracts.Inheritance and Dominion, Vol. 2