Deuteronomy: A Covenant of Love

Title

Deuteronomy: A Covenant of Love

Magazine

Ensign

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1990

Authors

Pagination

55-59

Date Published

April 1990

Volume

20

Issue Number

4

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Bibliographic Citation

Ricks, Stephen D. "Deuteronomy: A Covenant of Love", Ensign, Vol. 20. no. 4 1990:55-59.

Abstract

The entire book of Deuteronomy appears to follow the structure of a covenant ceremony, perhaps written for the passing of the mantle of leadership from Moses to Joshua. The book of Mosiah in the Book of Mormon resembles this process. The elements of covenant making follow a suggested outline: an introduction of the covenant parties, a review of history, individual commandments, blessings and cursings, witness and oaths of acceptance, and the reading of the covenant and the deposit of the text.

Covenant
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