Saturday, August 25, 2018

15th after pentecost year b - deuteronomy

Our guest queerier for Deuteronomy is River Needham.

Image Description: A tree formed by ribbons of many colors.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
1And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and to the ordinances, which I teach you, and do them; that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the Becoming One, the God of your parents, gives to you.2You shall not add to the words which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Becoming One your God which I command you. 

6Observe therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that, when they hear all these statutes, shall say: "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." 7For what great nation is there, that has God so close to them, as the Becoming One our God is whensoever we call upon Em? 8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 9Only pay attention to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes saw, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your children and your children's children;

Queeries for the text
What's the difference between a statute and an ordinance?
Why do following the laws lead to genocide?
Why does God not need an editor? What are the consequences for editing God?
What is Wisdom? What about understanding?
Why is God staying close? Is that creepy?
How is God staying close related to consent?
What happens to community care when you "only pay attention to yourself"?
What does the assumption of children say about when this was written? 

What are your queeries?

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