Thus he gave them the Law as his gift to them, both to reveal what he is like and to protect them from one another while they were being reshaped (Leviticus-Deuteronomy).
Note: Why no mention of the biblical purpose of he Law? was it not toshut them under sin and demostrate the sinfulness of their hearts?
In this book we will follow the English order, except for Lamentations in the Old Testament, which is placed among the Writings, and Acts in the New Testament, which properly belongs with the Gospel of Luke.
Note: It is interesting that they are not content with either canon. What would be ideal is to read in the order of the Hebrew canon.
Moses gives them a review of this history, another overview of the law, and the blessings and curses (promises and threats) of a kind that accompany ancient covenants; in their case, disobedience to God’s covenant meant exile, but with a promised, even more glorious restoration in the form of a new exodus (Deuteronomy).
Note: Is "promise" a helpful term to use for potential rewards? There was no guarantee, only the offer of reward for obedience.
At the same time, keep your eyes open for several subplots that are crucial to the larger story of the Old Testament people of God—and in some cases of the people constituted by the new covenant as well. Six of these are worthy of special attention.
Note: Six subplots in Genesis: