Deuteronomy 12–13: Avoid Evil Practices

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 74


Deuteronomy 12–13 contains Moses’ warning to the Israelites about worshiping false gods. The covenant people were to be different from all other nations and avoid not only false practices but apparent involvement with false practices. In chapter 12, Moses told the Israelites to avoid the places where false gods were worshiped and warned them about imitating the practices of false religions. In chapter 13, Moses warned the Israelites about people who participate in or might lead them to the worship of false gods.