1. If a prophet or dreamer instructed the children of Israel to follow other gods, were they supposed to listen to them?
obey the voice of God (Deuteronomy 13:1-4).
2. What was to be done with those false prophets?
3. What was to be done with a family member that would try to lead one astray?
first hand laid upon them being that of the one who that family member tried to entice into error (Deuteronomy
4. What was to be done if a group of people were lead away into another city to practice idolatry?
the midst of the street (Deuteronomy 13:12-16).
5. Were the children of Israel expected to tithe from all of the increase brought through their fields year by year?
6. Who would benefit from the tithes brought within the gates every three years?
lay it up within thy gates: And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be
satisfied; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest” (Deuteronomy
7. What two exceptions were there concerning the forgiveness of debts every seven years?
Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or
of his brother; because it is called the Lord's release. Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that
which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the
Lord shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it”
• However, it does not appear there would ever be a time when there were no poor among them
8. When a Hebrew slave was released, were they supposed to be released without any possessions?
10. What were all the males expected to do three times per year?
choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they
shall not appear before the Lord empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the
Lord thy God which he hath given thee” (Deuteronomy 16:16-17).
11. Were the children of God expected to be fair in judgment?
12. What was to be done if the children of Israel found any man or woman within their gates that had wrought
wickedness in the sight of the Lord, in transgressing his covenant?
woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the Lord thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And
hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of
heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently,
and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shalt thou bring
forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that
woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die” (Deuteronomy 17:2-5).
13. How many witnesses against a sinner were required to practice capital punishment?
• The same is true in practicing discipline today (Matthew 18:15-17).
14. What was to be done if the children of Israel could not come to a judgment in a matter of controversy?
and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get
thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose; And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites,
and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of
judgment: And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the Lord shall choose
shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee: According to the
sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou
shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left”
15. What was to happen to the one who would not hearken unto the authority of the priest or judge?
there before the Lord thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil
from Israel. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously” (Deuteronomy 17:12-
them), would that king create his own laws?
17. How does the Lord feel about witches, charmers, those who consult with familiar spirits, wizards, or
necromancers [one who calls up the dead]?
18. Did God want Israel to be perfect?
19. Who is Moses talking about in Deuteronomy 18:15; 18-19 (you’ll have to think outside of the context to answer
20. Were prophets allowed to speak whatever they wanted to the people?
21. Did the Lord want innocent blood shed in the land?
22. Was a city of refuge a safe haven for a criminal to hide?
23. If a person wanted to increase his land, could he just move his neighbor’s landmark?
24. Were false witnesses expected to be judged under the Law of Moses?
|Having A Basic Understanding of Some Old Testament Truths
Part 26 – Revealing False Prophets Through Judging A False Witness (Deuteronomy 13-19)
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|© 2008 This study was prepared for the midweek studies of the Sunrise Acres church of Christ in El Paso, TX by Brian A. Yeager.