Deuteronomy 34: Farewell to Moses

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 78

You have now covered over three hundred pages in the Bible that the prophet Moses wrote, which is more than any other Old Testament prophet wrote. Deuteronomy 34 says that Moses died; however, as was noted earlier (see “A Repetition of the Law,” p. 71), Alma 45:19 teaches us that Moses did not die but was translated. See “Moses” in the Bible Dictionary (pp. 734–35) for more information concerning Moses’ translation.

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Deuteronomy 34.

Activity A iconWrite a Life Sketch

When famous people die, the newspapers usually do a brief life history, or “sketch,” that outlines things that occurred in their lives, emphasizing notable achievements. If you were a newspaper writer of Moses’ day, what would you include in Moses’ life sketch? Include what impressed you significantly as you studied the life and teachings of Moses.