(Introduction.)
Today: Mourning and monarchy
586. “If a man has a wayward and defiant son …. Thereupon the people of his town shall stone [the son] to death.” (Deuteronomy 21:18-21) = don’t be a wayward and rebellious son
587. “For her he may defile himself.” (Leviticus 21:3) = the exception to #590 is that a priest may become tamei (unclean) by coming into contact with a dead body when a close relative dies; likewise, everyone (not just priests) is to mourn for deceased relatives.
588. “[The high priest] may not defile himself even for his father or mother.” (Leviticus 21:11)
589. “[The high priest] may not go in where there is any dead body.” (Leviticus 21:11)
590. “[A priest] may not defile himself for any [dead] person among his kin, except for the relatives that are closest to him.” (Leviticus 21:1)
591. “Set a king over yourselves, one chosen by Adonai your God.” (Deuteronomy 17:15)
592. “You must not set a foreigner over you, one who is not your kin.” (Deuteronomy 17:15)
593. “[The king] shall not have many wives, lest his heart go astray.” (Deuteronomy 17:17)
594. “[The king] shall not keep many horses.” (Deuteronomy 17:16)
595. “[The king] shall not amass gold and silver to excess.” (Deuteronomy 17:17)
596. “You must proscribe them — the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.” (Deuteronomy 20:17)
597. “You shall not let a soul remain alive.” (Deuteronomy 20:16) = of the nations in #596
598. “You shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 25:19)
599. “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt.” (Deuteronomy 25:17)
600. “Do not forget.” (Deuteronomy 25:19) = what Amalek did to you