Deuteronomy 23 The laws of this chapter provide, I. 24, 25. Of course, there is a vow we all can and should make – a vow to praise God: Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; I will render praises unto You (Psalm 56:12). . Jamieson, Fausset & Brown :: Commentary on Deuteronomy 23 ← Back to Jamieson, Fausset & Brown's Bio & Resources. The children of the third generation born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Thompson — Deuteronomy (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, 1974). The second witness: the song (31:14-23) 481 The third witness: heavens and earth (31:24-29) 486 17. b. Proud member Deuteronomy 23:23 "You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God, what you have promised. The rule was that strangers and foreigners, for fear of friendship or marriage connections with them leading the people into idolatry, were not admissible till their conversion to the Jewish faith. Balaam's story is recounted in Numbers 22-24. of For those seeking … But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. He may dwell with you in your midst, in the place which he chooses within one of your gates, where it seems best to him; you shall not oppress him. “If a man’s testicles are crushed or his penis is cut off, he may not be admitted to the assembly of the Lord. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. You shall not abhor an Edomite: The Edomites were ethnically related to Israel, because Israel’s brother Esau was the father of the Edomite peoples. Some occurrence in the night probably refers to nocturnal emissions, and the cleansing ceremony for this is described in Leviticus 15:16-18. Deuteronomy 23:16 pleases him best Deuteronomy 23:17 Heb. qedeshah, fem. You can check these in your browser security settings. It may very well be that these exclusions from the assembly of the LORD are exclusions not from the religious life of Israel, but from the political life of the nation. You shall not charge interest to your brother; interest on money or food: The mention of food, and the similar command in Exodus 22:25, leads most to understand that interest was prohibited on loans made to the poor for their basic needs, and did not prohibit the taking of interest on loans that were not for relief of the poor. qadesh, one practicing sodomy and prostitution in religious rituals Salem Media Group. ii. Deuteronomy 23:1-25.WHO MAY AND WHO MAY NOT ENTER INTO THE CONGREGATION. Some have misunderstood Deuteronomy 23:17-18 to say that the price of dogs should not be brought into God's house. During World War II she spent 21 months in a Japanese concentration camp as a prisoner. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. iii. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. They were accused by the Pharisees of breaking the Sabbath, but not of stealing grain, because the Pharisees knew this law in the book of Deuteronomy. No personal blemishes, no crimes of our forefathers, no difference of nation, shuts … Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. c. Shall not enter the assembly of the LORD: Eunuchs were excluded because God’s covenant with Israel was vitally connected with the idea of the seed, and emasculation is a “crime” against the seed of man. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. ., shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord--"To enter into the congregation of the Lord" means either admission to public honors and offices in the Church and State of Israel, or, in the case of foreigners, incorporation with that nation by marriage. 1 # 23:1 Verses 23:1-25 are numbered 23:2-26 in Hebrew text. Even in its most gross forms, this kind of practice has been allowed in the institutional church. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:1-8 (Read Deuteronomy 23:1-8) We ought to value the privileges of God's people, both for ourselves and for our children, above all other advantages. God expressly commanded that Israel should be careful to keep its vows and to fulfill every oath made, for the LORD your God will surely require it of you, and it would be sin to you. Deuteronomy Chapter 23. 15, 16. iii. But it shall be, when evening comes, that he shall wash with water; and when the sun sets, he may come into the camp. In 1934 Annie became a missionary in China with OMS. Ritual harlot: This refers to a female prostitute. These people were barred not from the religious life of Israel, but from the political life of the nation. All rights reserved. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. a. a. i. This was a common practice among the sacred prostitution cults that abounded in the ancient world. Deuteronomy. Exclusion From the Assembly. ii. (2) Bastards--Such an indelible stigma in both these instances was designed as a discouragement to practices that were disgraceful, but too common from intercourse with foreigners. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. The Israelites shall not lend on usury to each other, Deuteronomy 23:19; but they may take usury from strangers, Deuteronomy 23:20. a. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Two nights ago, a second comment request came in. a. The term perverted one refers to a male prostitute, both of which were common among the pagan religions of the Canaanites and others in the ancient world. Many of the Israelites being established on the east side of Jordan in the immediate neighborhood of those people, God raised this partition wall between them to prevent the consequences of evil communications. So, in some contexts, the congregation can refer to elders and officers. There shall be no ritual harlot of the daughters of Israel, or a perverted one of the sons of Israel. Trapp agrees, saying on shall not enter the assembly of the LORD: “Shall not go in and out before the people as a public officer.” Clarke adds, “If by entering into the congregation be meant the bearing a civil office among the people, such as magistrate, judge, &c., then the reason of the law is very plain.”. The Blessing of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:48 – 33:29) 516 19. a. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Deuteronomy 25 – More Laws on Various Subjects A. i. Deuteronomy 31:30 refers to all the congregation of Israel, while Deuteronomy 31:28 makes it clear that “all the congregation” was gathered through all the elders of your tribes, and your officers. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. The death of Moses and its testamentary significance (Deuteronomy 34:1-12) 533 Appendix I: The Decalogue in Exodus 539 But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. III. It is better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. It concerned the word “bastard” in Deuteronomy 23:2 which they cited along with Deuteronomy 23:7-8. Audio. deu 23:0. By crushing or mutilation: This refers to those emasculated by either birth defect, accident, or by deliberate emasculation. Deuteronomy 23:13 paddle 7:7-8, "the Lord loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers" One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD. STUDY GUIDE COMMENTARY SERIES OLD TESTAMENT, VOL. 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