Concordia Theological Monthly

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moses, prophet, covenant, joshua, israel, canaan, deuteronomy, Yahweh, mediator

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A survey of the periodical literature of the past 25 years reveals that Deut. 18 has neither been the object of close scrutiny nor the focal point of any significant controversies in the scholarly world. While some scholars may consider the designation of Moses as a נֽכִֽיא {prophet) in Deut. 18:15 an anachronism, the pertinence of this passage for an appreciation of the prophetic movement of the Old Testament cannot be ignored. Nor can we avoid coming to grips with the New Testament allusions to the pericope under discussion. We shall attempt, within the brief scope of this essay, to analyze the meaning of Deut. 18 in its contextual setting and to discuss how the promises of the passage were fulfilled by God in the course of subsequent history.


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Deuteronomy 18:15-22; Deuteronomy 1:1-5; Deuteronomy 1:6; Deuteronomy 3:29; Deuteronomy 17:14-18:22; Joshua 1:5; Jeremiah 28:9; Exodus 14:31;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars