Review The Drama of Scripture, Prologue and “Deuteronomy: A Taste of Bittersweet” by Philip Yancey. For additional historical and contextual information, review the recommended article “Deuteronomy” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch.
What is the place of Deuteronomy within the story of the Bible? What purpose did it serve to the ancient Israelites? What purpose does it serve today?
Do you see your life as connected to the biblical story? Why or why not?