2. The Argument of the Book.
The sum of this book is that God through Moses prepares the Israelite people, which is ready to enter the land of Canaan, both by repetition of the benefits hitherto bestowed upon them, and by an exposition of their duty out of the law, repeated for the sake of those that had not been present for the first promulgation, which they, having been sent into possession of the land of Canaan, should religiously observe: moreover, God exhorts them with promises and threats: and finally He confirms them, and so wills to bind them more firmly to obedience by a new stipulation of the covenant and a renewal of their solemn commitments. In addition, this book is an Enchiridion/ Handbook, as it were, and the marrow of all heavenly wisdom, and also a Commentary on the Decalogue, a book of Digests of Israelite Law.
Dr. Dilday's Lecture: "Deuteronomy, and the Death of Moses"