A thorough study of the book comparing its background and form in the light of ancient international treaties and showing how comprehensively it reveals the sovereign lordship of God over his people in ancient times with application to our own twenty-first century situation. The book of Deuteronomy is considered to be the most important for a complete understanding of the rest of the Old Testament. The course will also include the study of Old Testament ethics within the context of Deuteronomic law. Prerequisite(s): BIB 111, BIB 142; concurrently with BIB 277 or BIB 278. 3 hour(s).