Numbers and Deuteronomy

We’re always looking for ideas to get the most out of Dr. Jeannie’s lessons. With this in mind, the following questions were provided by Marianna Sayeg from the Bible study group at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA. These questions are related to both Numbers (Part 3) and Numbers & Deteronomy.
  1. Do you think priests in today’s Orthodox church face similar struggles to Moses’ as Dr. Jeannie suggested?
  2. How is Moses a TYPE (as in typology) of Christ? How do we see this fulfilled in the New Testament?
  3. What is St. Gregory of Nyssa’s spiritual interpretation of the brazen serpent? What wise advice does he give about combating passion/temptation?
  4. What is an allegorized, spiritual interpretation of the “dry” details of Hebrew encampment enumerated in the book of Numbers?
  5. The book of Deuteronomy contains three speeches Moses gave before his death. What are the topics of those three speeches? What is Deuteronomistic history?
  6. What is the SHEMA from the book of Deuteronomy? What customs do Jews practice surrounding this verse?
  7. How did the book of Deuteronomy function in the Civil Rights movement (1960s) in the U.S.?

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