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- Deut 1:37: The denial of Moses. Thomas W. Mann, in the Journal of Biblical Literature (v. 98, n. 4, Dec. 1979, pp. 481-494) article "Theological Reflections on the Denial of Moses," explores the possible theological implications of this explanation of the denial of Moses from entering into the Promised Land. Mann contrasts this Deuteronomistic view with the priestly view in Num 20:1-13, and compares and contrasts (mostly contrasts) the corporate guilt type of suffering Moses does here with the vicarious suffering such as that of the servant figure in Isa 53:5.
- Deut 4:10: Reminder in Mal 4:4? See this post by BrianJ for a potential relationship between this passage and Mal 4:4-6. The discussion suggests that temple work may be in mind here or vice versa, that modern-day temple work is a continuation of this admonition given through Moses.
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