WRITE: A Command Fit for a King



Investigating Writing and the Bible


Scripture #8 –Deuteronomy 17: 18-19

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites. It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees.


The book of Deuteronomy is addressed to the new generation destined to possess the promised land. This is the generation who survived the forty years of wilderness wandering. Referred to as the repetition of the law, this book and is an expansion of the original law given on Mount Sinai and written on tablets.

This command to write is for the king that God knows the Israelites will request in the future. He makes it plain that it is critical that the leader of the people write down the law on a scroll to preserve God’s word for generations to come.


Writing on posts and gates

Investigating Writing and the Bible

The next installment of Bible commands to write.

Scripture #6- Deuteronomy 6:9



   “And thou shalt write them [God’s commandments]

            upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”





Here is a command to write that is part of a threefold responsibility:

To have God’s truth govern one’s

  1. heart
  2. home
  3. and habits


The Bible and Writing

Investigating Writing and the Bible

Writing on the Staff of Aaron


Shepherd's staff

Here is the next installment of Bible commands to write.

Scripture #5-

Numbers 17: 2-3

(2) Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man’s name upon his rod. (3) And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

{Writing was used to elevate Aaronic priesthood against opposition. The selection of 12 staffs, one from each tribe, was a symbolic act whereby the divine choice of Aaron would be indicated.}


Ten Commandments Get a Second Chance

Investigating Writing and the Bible

As a PI and a writer, the idea of investigating Bible commands to write intrigued me.

Here is scripture #3-

The Ten Commandments Get a Second Chance:

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(Angered after seeing the golden calf idol the Israelites made, Moses broke the first tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Moses is commanded to write them again.)

Exodus 34: 27-28- And the Lord said unto Moses, write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel. And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.


I will write upon these tables…

Investigating Writing and the Bible



The current blog focus is to detect scriptures related to writing.

Since scripture in the form of the written word:





Gives pause to reflect

Offers hope for the future

Makes sense of the past, and

Provides strength for today

This should be an interesting endeavor to see what kinds of references are made to writing in the Bible.

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This is Scripture #2-

Exodus 34:1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.


This scripture refers to the Ten Commandments, the written foundational rules for mankind.


The Bible and Writing

The focus of this blog has been INVESTIGATING ways to leave a legacy. One of the chief ways is by writing a memoir of past experiences, family cookbooks, plays, etc.

I was listening to a TV show the other day and the statement was made that the Bible commands things be written down many times.





So the new focus here will be to INVESTIGATE what the Bible says specifically related to WRITING.  According  to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible here is the first command to write.





  1. Exodus 17:14a And the Lord said unto Moses, write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua