Deuteronomy

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Deuteronomy means "second law" and it was a scroll that some priests "found" behind a couch in the temple just when the king was talking about instituting a series of religious reforms.

Near the end of the book God says,

"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live

This affirms that the Israelites do have free will and they are not predestined for destruction, if they so choose. And that position is completely repudiated by Calvinism.

Moses (who ultra-traditionalist Jews and Christians alike insist is the sole author of all five books in the Pentateuch) manages to describe his own death in chapter 34, and yet asserts that his tomb has been lost:

"So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day."

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