The Berean Expositor
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Laws IN the land.
Laws and songs IN and OUT of the land.
Chapter 12: opens with the words:--
"These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which
the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the
These statutes and judgments deal with idolatrous places, images, clean and unclean
foods, false prophets, sabbatical years, passover and other feasts, the administration of
justice, the desire for a king, the Levites, war, agriculture, property, marriage, women,
men, offerings and tithes.
Chapter 31: 9 speaks of Moses writing "this law" and 31: 19 continues with a
command to write "this song". The song gives a prophetic picture of Israel's history
from their original call and election to the establishing at last of the kingdom.
We trust that sufficient has been said to justify the structure given in The Companion
Bible, and with this survey we must conclude. In subsequent articles we hope to single
out a few essential features for consideration, but the bulk of the book we shall have to
pass over unnoticed. The book is long and, to some extent, a repetition, and our studies
in this series are not intended to give a detailed exposition of every chapter, but rather to
draw attention to features that are fundamental to the working out of the purpose of the
ages as exhibited during the varied dispensations.