Congregation Bible Study ‒ Week Starting December 29

Study information for the book: Draw Close to Jehovah

cl chap. 18 ¶1-8

cl chap. 18 pp. 179-182 pars. 1-8 Wisdom in “the Word of God”

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1, 2. What “letter” has Jehovah written us, and why?

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1, 2. What “letter” has Jehovah written us, and why?

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3. In what way did Jehovah transmit the Law to Moses?
(Galatians 3:19) Why, then, the Law? It was added to make transgressions manifest, until the offspring should arrive to whom the promise had been made; and it was transmitted through angels by the hand of a mediator.
(Exodus 20:18-20) Now all the people were witnessing the thunder and lightning, the sound of the horn, and the mountain smoking; and seeing this made them tremble and stand at a distance. 19 So they said to Moses: “You speak with us, and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, for fear that we will die.” 20 So Moses said to the people: “Do not be afraid, for the true God has come to put you to the test, in order that the fear of him may continue with you so that you may not sin.”

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4. Explain why word-of-mouth transmission would not have been a reliable method of handing down God’s laws.

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5, 6. What did Jehovah instruct Moses to do with His words, and why is it a blessing for us to have Jehovah’s Word in writing?
(Exodus 34:27) Jehovah went on to say to Moses: “You are to write down these words, because in accordance with these words, I am making a covenant with you and with Israel.”
(Hebrews 1:1) Long ago God spoke to our forefathers by means of the prophets on many occasions and in many ways.
(Ezra 7:6) This Ez′ra came up from Babylon. He was a copyist who was well-versed in the Law of Moses, which Jehovah the God of Israel had given. The king granted everything he requested, for the hand of Jehovah his God was upon him.
(Psalm 45:1) My heart is stirred by something good. I say: “My song is about a king.” May my tongue be the stylus of a skilled copyist.

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