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II. Second Address

A. The Lord’s Covenant with Israel

Introduction. 44 This is the law[a] which Moses set before the Israelites.(A) 45 These are the decrees, and the statutes and ordinances[b] which Moses proclaimed to the Israelites after they came out of Egypt,(B)

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  1. 4:44 Law: Hebrew torah, meaning “instruction,” “law,” “teaching”; the standard translation “law” comes from the influence of the Septuagint’s nomos, “law,” and the extensive legislation in Ex 20–Nm 10.
  2. 4:45 Statutes and ordinances: terms referring to the legal corpus in 12:1–26:19.

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