Deuteronomy 27–30 (Covenant Ritual) with Melissa Ramos

Listen here as Dr. Melissa Ramos (Portland Seminary) talks to us about Deuteronomy 27–30. We discuss:

  • the relationship with ancient Near Eastern rituals

  • the stones as witnesses to the covenant

  • the tribes’ roles in the ritual

  • the ethical vision of the blessings and curses

  • the distinctive nature of Deuteronomy’s inclusion of blessings

  • Deuteronomy’s view of human ability to keep the law in relationship to Paul’s in Romans

  • whether Deuteronomy is fairly characterized as “retribution theology”

Relevant Works by Dr. Ramos 

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