Deu 27: "On entering the land the nation is to gather great
stones, and -- whitening them with lime -- are to write thereon the words of the
Law. In addition, an altar is to be erected upon Ebal the Mount of Cursing: a
wonderful type of the purpose of Yahweh in Christ as expressed in the Gospel.
The nation is to assemble at the place selected to hearken to and endorse the
cursings and blessings of the Law. These principles set forth the terms of the
impending reign of Yahweh in the Land. It shows that submission to His rule is
the secret of success on the part of His people (vv 1-8); that those who attempt
to obey will enjoy His grave or favour (vv 9,10); and that the responsibility of
doing so rests upon each individual (vv 11-26). To sum up these requirements: if
Yahweh is Lord of the heart, He will be Lord of everything else! His influence
will motivate action and establish a character fitted for eternity"
Vv 11-13: Tabernacle facing east, and thus Ebal on left
(cursing), and Gerizim on right (blessing). Cp curses by Christ from Mt
Zion/Jerusalem (Mat 23:13-29), and blessings by Christ from mt in Galilee (Mat
Meaning of names of 6 tribes: "Hear the son, join him, praise
him, for he will reward you by adding you to himself, the son at God's right
Meaning of names of 6 tribes: "You will see the son and a
troop of blessed ones dwelling together, but the Judge will wrestle with
THE MAN WHO ACCEPTS A BRIBE TO KILL AN INNOCENT PERSON:
THE MAN WHO DOES NOT UPHOLD THE WORDS OF THIS LAW BY
CARRYING THEM OUT: High Priests and Sanhedrin!