Deuteronomy 20 & 21

These laws relate indirectly to the 6th commandment (Do not Murder) and God’s requirement of perfect justice in all walks of life.

  1. What general principles can be deduced from chapter 20 regarding:
    (a) The conduct of military warfare, and
    (b) Spiritual warfare in the army of Christ? ( Cf,. Luke 14:25-33.)
  2. What illustration do these chapters give both of the compassion and of the severity of God?
  3. What application do the writers of the New Testament make of 21:22, 23? (Cf. John 19:31; Gal. 3:13; 1 Pet. 2:24.)