Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 17\\

This chapter begins with a caution not to sacrifice anything to the
Lord that is blemished or ill favoured, \\#De 17:1\\, an order is
given to put to death men or women guilty of idolatry, where it is
clearly proved upon them, \\#De 17:2-7\\ and it is directed that when
cases are too hard for inferior judges to determine, they should be
brought to Jerusalem to the priests, Levites, and judges, which
formed the great consistory there, whose sentence was to be adhered
unto on pain of death, \\#De 17:8-13\\, and rules are given about the
choice of a king, and he is informed what he must not do, and what he
should do, \\#De 17:14-20\\.