Bible study 176 – Deuteronomy 24

No one can remarry their former spouse.

Newlyweds are exempt from military service for one year.

Millstones are not acceptable as loan collateral.

Kidnapping or enslaving Israelites is a capital crime (although Hebrew slaves were recognized in chapter 15. Perhaps Moses wants to not create new slaves, slowly outphasing the Hebrew slave system?).

Follow Leviticus to avoid skin disease.

Be reasonable when giving poor people loans.

Don’t withhold wages.

Families should not be punished collectively.

The oppressed retain legal rights.

When harvesting crops, the remains should be left out so the needy have something to eat.

Deuteronomy 24:5
When a man is newly married, he shall not go out with the army or be charged with any related duty. He shall be free at home one year, to be happy with the wife whom he has married.

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