An outline of the Book of Deuteronomy
Hebrew Name - elleh haddebharim "these are the words"
Greek Name - Deuteronomion "The Second Law"
Author - Moses
Date - 1451 BC Approximately
Theme - Reminders of God's Covenant
Types and Shadows - In Deuteronomy Jesus is prophet like unto Moses
1:1-1:8 Events at Horeb Recalled 1:9-1:18 Appointment of Tribal Leaders 1:19-1:33 Israel's Refusal to Enter the Land 1:34-1:45 The Penalty for Israel's Rebellion 2:1-2:25 The Desert Years 2:26-2:37 Defeat of King Sihon 3:1-3:22 Defeat of King Og 3:23-3:29 Moses Views Canaan from Pisgah 4:1-4:40 Moses Commands Obedience 4:41-4:43 Cities of Refuge East of the Jordan 4:44-4:49 Transition to the Second Address 5:1-5:21 The Ten Commandments 5:22-5:33 Moses the Mediator of God's Will 6:1-6:9 The Great Commandment 6:10-6:25 Caution against Disobedience 7:1-7:11 A Chosen People 7:12-7:26 Blessings for Obedience 8:1-8:20 A Warning Not to Forget God in Prosperity 9:1-9:29 The Consequences of Rebelling against God 10:1-10:22 The Essence of the Law 11:1-11:32 Rewards for Obedience 12:1-12:12 Pagan Shrines to Be Destroyed 12:13-12:28 A Prescribed Place of Worship 12:29-13:18 Warning against Idolatry 14:1-14:2 Pagan Practices Forbidden 14:3-14:21 Clean and Unclean Foods 14:22-14:29 Regulations concerning Tithes 15:1-15:18 Laws concerning the Sabbatical Year 15:19-15:23 The Firstborn of Livestock 16:1-16:8 The Passover Reviewed 16:9-16:12 The Festival of Weeks Reviewed 16:13-16:17 The Festival of Booths Reviewed 16:18-16:20 Municipal Judges and Officers 16:29-17:7 Forbidden Forms of Worship 17:8-17:13 Legal Decisions by Priests and Judges 17:14-17:20 Limitations of Royal Authority 18:1-18:8 Privileges of Priests and Levites 18:9-18:14 Child Sacrifice, Divination, and Magic Prohibited 18:15-18:22 A New Prophet Like Moses 19:1-19:13 Laws concerning the Cities of Refuge 19:14 Property Boundaries 19:15-19:21 Law concerning Witnesses 20:1-20:20 Rules of Warfare 21:1-21:9 Law concerning Murder by Persons Unknown 21:10-21:14 Female Captives 21:15-21:17 The Right of the Firstborn 21:18-21:21 Rebellious Children 21:22-22:12 Miscellaneous Laws 22:13-22:30 Laws concerning Sexual Relations 23:1-23:8 Those Excluded from the Assembly 23:9-23:25 Sanitary, Ritual, and Humanitarian Precepts 24:1-24:4 Laws concerning Marriage and Divorce 24:5-25:4 Miscellaneous Laws 25:5-25:10 Levirate Marriage 25:11-25:19 Various Commands 26:1-26:15 First Fruits and Tithes 26:16-26:19 Concluding Exhortation 27:1-27:10 The Inscribed Stones and Altar on Mount Ebal 27:11-27:26 Twelve Curses 28:1-28:14 Blessings for Obedience 28:15-29:1 Warnings against Disobedience 29:2-29:29 The Covenant Renewed in Moab 30:1-30:10 God's Fidelity Assured 30:11-30:20 Exhortation to Choose Life 31:1-31:8 Joshua Becomes Moses' Successor 31:9-31:13 The Law to Be Read Every Seventh Year 31:14-31:29 Moses and Joshua Receive God's Charge 32:1-32:47 The Song of Moses 32:48-32:52 Moses' Death Foretold 33:1-33:29 Moses' Final Blessing on Israel 34:1-34:12 Moses Dies and Is Buried in the Land of Moab