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In accordance with LXX and Vulgate (Bible translations: I), the fifth book of the Pentateuch is termed Deuteronomy (Deut); in the Jewish tradition it is named “discourses” (debārïm) after the beginning of the book. The name Deut is a summary of the law (Law and legislation), which is stylized as a collection of farewell discourses by Moses in 1–4; 5–28; 29–32; 33 and which, in the final form of the Pentateuch, claims to be a repetition of the Sinaitic Torah in the land of Moab. Discrepancies and differences in content between the Sinaitic Torah of the Decalogue, Book of the C…

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Otto, Eckart, “Deuteronomy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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