• The Rational Bible: Deuteronomy

  • God, Blessings, and Curses
  • By: Dennis Prager
  • Narrated by: Tom Parks
  • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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The Rational Bible: Deuteronomy

By: Dennis Prager
Narrated by: Tom Parks
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Publisher's Summary

Is the Bible, the most influential book in world history, still relevant?

Why do people dismiss it as being irrelevant, irrational, immoral, or all of these things?

This explanation of the Book of Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Bible, will demonstrate how it remains profoundly relevant - both to the great issues of our day and to each individual life.

Do you doubt the existence of God because you think believing in God is irrational? This book will cause you to reexamine your doubts.

The title of this commentary is The Rational Bible because its approach is entirely reason-based. The listener is never asked to accept anything on faith alone. In Dennis Prager’s words, “If something I write is not rational, I have not done my job.”

The Rational Bible is the fruit of Prager’s forty years of teaching to people of every faith and no faith at all. In virtually every section, you will discover how the text relates to the contemporary world in general and to you on a personal level.

His goal: to change your mind - and, as a result, to change your life.

©2021 Dennis Prager (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. All Scripture taken from the New JPS Translation, Jewish Publication Society. Philadelphia, PA 1985. Used by permission.

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Poor translation to audio

I'm having a very hard time following the reading of the verses. This is because the narrator reads the chapter and verse number for EVERY VERSE. I've already forgotten what the previous verse was about by the time the guy is done rambling off the verse number and starts reading the next verse.

I recommend skipping the audio book and just reading the thing if possible.

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Solid read.

Im very familiar with the classes that Prager recorded while he was teaching at University, and the insight he brought to those classes remain invaluable. To see that he has finally committed them to books had me utterly excited. Deuteronomy has long been a favorite course that I could poor over his old lectures for hour. I highly recommend this, and the others!

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Jesus was a Jew.

I've listened to all the rational Bibles with the idea in the background that Jesus was a Jew. trying to understand these books from the perspective of The Jewish people is to widen my understanding of the meaning of these verses. as a studied Christian I could insert, in my own mind, some differences in interpretation and would love a conversation with another studied Christian, a commentary pointing out the differences in interpretation.
I appreciate Dennis Prager's strong mind and calling to do these commentaries. I highly recommend this book for all people, believers and non-believers alike. intellectual honesty can only come from intellectual interaction and study over time, wisdom.

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Beautifully explained

I am a practicing Catholic, I greatly admire Dennis Prager for his wisdom and honesty.
Knowledge of the Old Testament or the Torah is
critical in all Christians spiritual growth. Wisdom comes from a fear of God.
Our secular world unfortunately dismisses that fact and have paid the price through shallow, destructive unwise thinking. Prager does a wonderful job in explaining and relating Deuteronomy to those less knowledgeable but sincere in learning.

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Dennis is amazing !! Another hit!!!

It has been a blessing to read and enjoy the rational Bible series I love the insights that Dennisse provides and I’ve seen have met him in person what a wonderful guy and a blessing to all on this great planet a wonderful radio show host family man and a great leader thank you so much Dennis-

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Mr. Prager is a blessing

Mr Pragers work in this series has helped me rediscover my relationship with the lord.

The only thing that could make this better is Mr.Prager reading it himself!

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Excellent

In an ever growing secular world , Mr. Prager continues the good fight. Wisdom and knowledge are the only defense to this. This Bible commentary and the others provide that.

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Prager hits it out of the park again…

Another excellent and insightful study of the Bible. Whether Jew or Christian or even atheistic….will grow in wisdom by reading these works.

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Required Reading

Required reading for all who wish to have a strong understanding of the Bible from multiple perspectives. The commentary brings this sometimes dry book to life. at no point was I board.

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Very interesting!

Great explanation on early laws. Dennis gives rational explanations to even the most archaic laws. Great narration!

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  • 11-19-22

Continuing an excellent series

You might think that a commentary on Deuteronomy would be dry, but it isn’t. Dennis brings his usual thought and wisdom to the task. The only thing that would have made it better is hearing him read it himself