Detailed outline of the book of Deuteronomy - the Covenant stipulations, blessings, curses, leadership

  1. Preamble (1:1–5)
  2. Historical Prologue (1:6—4:43)
  3. Stipulations of the Covenant (4:44—26:19)
    1. The Great Commandment: The Demand for Absolute Allegiance (4:44—11:32)
      1. God’s covenant Lordship (4:44—5:33)
      2. The principle of consecration (ch. 6)
      3. The program for conquering Canaan (ch. 7)
      4. A call to commitment in the new land (ch. 8)
      5. The lesson of the broken tablets (9:1—10:11)
      6. Another call to commitment (10:12—11:32)
    2. Supplementary Requirements (chs. 12–26)
      1. Ceremonial consecration (12:1—16:17)
      2. Human leaders in God’s righteous kingdom (16:18—21:21)
      3. Sanctity of God’s kingdom (21:22—25:19)
      4. Confessions of God as Redeemer-King (ch. 26)
  4. Ratification; Curses and Blessings (chs. 27–30)
  5. Leadership Succession under the Covenant (chs. 31–34)
    1. Change of Leadership (31:1–29)
    2. Song of Moses (31:30—32:47)
    3. Moses’ Testamental Blessing on the Tribes (32:48—33:29)
    4. Death of Moses and Succession of Joshua (ch. 34)
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