Skip navigation

Search

The Core Curriculum

Deuteronomy

Author: 

Unknown

641 BCE – 609 BCE
Dates are approximate

Situated last among the five books of the Pentateuch or Torah, Deuteronomy presents itself as Moses’ final words to the Israelites as they stand ready to cross the Jordan into the promised land. In the Jewish tradition, the book’s opening phrase, ’elleh haddevarim, or “These are the words” (1:1), serves as its title, and is often shortened to just Devarim or “Words.”

Relates to: 
Type: 
Related Reading
Course: 
Contemporary Civilization