After the Exodus, God’s promises to Abraham seem ready to be fulfilled. Israel – Abraham‘s descendants – are numerous, on the way to the promised land, ready to enjoy God’s blessing. But now it’s 40 years later and they have not yet entered the land.
The Book of Deuteronomy explains what went wrong – that God did not allow them to enter the land and enjoy its blessing; and how they can make sure things go right this time – so the result will be blessing not curse.
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