Moses recounts the history of the first wilderness generation to the second as they prepare to go into the Land. In the recounting, the story of the ten spies comes up again. That situation is the reason the second generation takes the Land instead of the first generation. It is usually not understood that the sin committed in that first generation was idolatry and that their sin helps to define what YHVH means when He uses that word. Listen to find out how the sin of the ten spies was idolatry and not merely rejecting their Land Grant.
This Torah Portion reveals prophecies about the conditions we will face recovering the LORD’s Land for His Kingdom.
What is the nature of Devarim? Is it a new set of commandments as some say or is there another, better understanding?
Why does Moses give an account of his failure to enter the Promised Land that is different than YHVH’s? Is there a deeper mystery here?
What happened in the places Moses mentions to the generation standing before him? What do those places have to do with us today?